Safe shipping of dangerous goods in small quantities
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. These are dangerous goods that are partially or fully exempted from the regulations based on their level of potential danger.

Examples of permitted goods:

  • 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 (EXCLUDING E-BIKE BATTERIES!)

Initial information on the regulations for sending dangerous goods as parcels can be found in the dangerous goods manual and the dangerous goods LQ factsheet (PDF, 148.8 KB)[Media | Not Accessible].

Further information on accepted dangerous goods is also available from dangerous.goods@swisspost.ch.


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 permitted dangerous goods consignments.

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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