Safe shipping of dangerous goods
Dangerous goods (LQ) value-added service for parcel consignments

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The “Dangerous goods LQ” (limited quantities) value-added service enables you to ship dangerous goods that are permitted in the parcel channel.

Examples of permitted dangerous goods:

  • Dangerous goods in limited quantities, as per section 3.4 ADR, such as
    • Spray cans; maximum 1 litre per container
    • Paint thinner (UN 1263 Packing Group II; maximum 5 litres per container)
    • Perfume; maximum 5 litres per container
    • Hand sanitizer; maximum 1 litre per container
  • Lithium batteries with a maximum rating of 100 Wh as per special provision 188 ADR (EXCLUDING E-BIKE BATTERIES!)
  • Dry ice, e.g. as a coolant as per section 5.5.3 ADR

Initial information on the regulations for sending dangerous goods as parcels can be found in the dangerous goods manual (PDF, 507.8 KB).

More information on accepted dangerous goods is also available from

As the sender, you are responsible and liable for ensuring that only permitted goods are posted in the parcel channel and that the dangerous goods are safely packaged and correctly labelled. The “Dangerous goods LQ” value-added service barcode must be affixed to all dangerous goods consignments sent via the parcel channel.

Shipment of dangerous goods consignments is subject to a charge and costs CHF 1.10 incl. VAT at the counter or CHF 1.00 excl. VAT for business customers (list price).

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