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Restricted or prohibited items for sale

Awareness could be a good starting point to keep your e-commerce business safe and secure for merchants to use. It’s better to be safe than sorry. The risk is big legal complications, financial losses, and destroyed customer experience, but we are here to guide you through your journey.

Note! The e-commerce marketplace complies with all online sales restrictions and prohibitions.

Restricted products are those that are legal to sell but need permissions or licenses Prohibited products are those that you are just not allowed to sell

Activity that does not follow policies could result in a range of actions including- administratively ending or canceling listings, refusal to list a product, buying or selling restrictions, and last but not least -merchant account suspension. All fees paid or payable in relation to listings if any or accounts on which „Bullchain” Ltd ( The Company) takes any action will not be refunded or otherwise credited to the account of the merchant that violates the Restricted and prohibited items policy.

Sellers Beware

If you are an online retailer, you need to know that you are responsible to be in compliance with regulations in each territory you operate in and also with importing or exporting country or transportation regulations. Any forms of Conformity certificates for your listed products are welcomed. It can be ISO( International Organization for Standards), or a Product certificate mark from your national body. They should be pointed out in the deal description, so the customer can see them and buy the goods with a piece of mind. In case the listed on the platform goods and services do not have such a certificate for good quality, the buyer can seek refunds based on bad quality claims after the purchase. In the case listed on the platform goods and services have such certificates but if you do not inform the buyer in the deal description the buyers can be reluctant to buy.


  • Products that contain or are entirely made of components from extinct, endangered, or threatened species. This includes but is not limited to ivory, tiger pelt, and rhino horn.
  • Products with any human components (blood, sperm, organs, bone, hair, teeth, etc.) or human body parts (human blood and plasma, placenta, colastra) are not allowed.
  • Arms, products associated with arms dealing or arms procurement, explosives In fact, there are very few forms of weapons permitted for retail sale in any country. These require licenses to sell as well as buy. Thus, any kind of weapons is not allowed for online sale at the Dyakonshop platform
  • Animals
  • Animal parts, pelts, skin
  • Ivory or bones
  • Merchants related to restricted geographies (North Korea, Sudan, Iran, The USA etc.) as defined by the UN Security Council or other relevant body cannot be approved
  • Any aspect of child labor
  • Tobacco
  • Anything which could be readily changed so that its use moves from a civilian to a potential military or terrorist purpose (certain kinds of chemicals, designated electronics with dual uses, etc.) Pornography, sex coach, sex toys for adults
  • Usage of trademarks without proper authorization.
    • In case, you encounter trademarks such as ‘Adidas’, ‘Nike’, ‘MICHAEL KORS’, ‘Chanel’, ‘Bulgari’, ‘VIVIENNE WESTWOOD’, ‘MULBERRY’, ‘TUILERIES’, ‘LOUIS VUITTON’ etc. the merchant is able to prove the authentication of the item by reaching directly the right trademark/copyright owner at their email and adhering their guidelines. Please resend the confirmation email from the trademark/ copyright owner back to us at for further consideration!
    • Also, have in mind that uploading deals that breach intellectual property rights are forbidden and every subsequent attempt is going to be followed by severe sanctions including penalties and suspension and/or termination of the account. Second-hand goods – no need for provision of trademark authenticity.
  • Replica are NOT allowed
    • A replica has often been used illegally for forgery and counterfeits, especially for commercial merchandise such as designer label clothing, luxury bags, and accessories, luxury watches, phones, etc.
    • It is illegal!

      This alone should be a reason enough not to buy/sell counterfeit goods - it’s illegal, with no exception! It does not only impact the economy. It affects everyone who works in the industry. You can be charged criminally with selling a counterfeit watch and you can be charged for buying one in many regions around the world. In some countries, it’s a crime to simply be in possession of fake goods, which may result in fines or even prison time
  • Usage of intellectual property rights Intellectual property rights (IPR) protect a firm's assets/ individuals, allowing enterprises/ physical person to profit from their creative and broadly innovative activities
  • A financial instrument is prohibited to be offered on the platform (such as shares, primary capital certificates, bonds, certificates, and financial derivative instruments or other rights and liabilities which are suitable for trading in the securities market).
  • Any artifact of antiquity where the ownership of the article is in a dispute or cannot be proven.
  • Items obtained from government or protected land, historical grave sites, or shipwrecks, can't be sold
  • Any product of human trafficking, prostitution, labor exploitation, slavery, drugs
    • Narcotics, steroids, and other controlled substances (including any substance listed in Schedules I, II, III, VI or V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.)
    • Items that claim to provide a ‘legal high’
    • Pipes, or any item marketed for use with marijuana or illegal drugs
    • Vaporizers intended to be used with alcohol, marijuana, or illegal substances
  • Stolen property Stolen property from private individuals or property was taken without authorization of companies or the government cannot be listed for sale. If you see stolen property on, please contact local law enforcement immediately and the team at:
  • ‘Get-rich-quick’ schemes
  • Currency exchange
  • Styrofoam containers, plastic bags, and styrofoam, plastic drinking straws. Also, straws attached to lunch juice boxes and drink pouches
    • Restricted

      Diamonds that cannot be certified entirely in terms of the Kimberley Convention Here are some laboratories that test the diamonds. Other certificates for diamonds are not original and cannot guarantee quality.
    • Animal traps- certain types are illegal such as bear traps
    • Hunting and fishing equipment if it is written in the description that guarantees a successful hunt
    • Products from mink In a lot of countries, fur farming ban exists: Denmark, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg; Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosna, and Herzegovina; Macedonia Farming phased out: Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Spain Trade ban: Montenegro, Bulgaria, India, Ireland, New Zealand
    • Medicine and Homeopathy products (herbs, food additives are allowed) There are usually several categories of medicines, each with its own licensing requirements, Pharmaceutical products can be equally dangerous if not used carefully. As a result, most countries have stringent regulations around the retailing of medicine production. In several countries selling medicines online is not allowed, that's because administrations are concerned it is very difficult to implement regulations associated with prescriptions and patient identification.
    • Alcohol

      The sale of alcohol is controlled in almost every country. However, you must know different countries have different laws when it comes to purchasing alcohol. Online sale can be allowed but only with the prior provision of a lawful shipping policy that specifies the government to which you can ship wine/beer (if any), and any restrictions on such shipments (for instance, if the wine can be shipped directly to consumers) and/or age restrictions. Online customers must be at a specific age (twenty-one years of age in some states in the USA; 19 in British Columbia (Canada); 18 in Europe; 16 in Barbados to legally purchase beer, wine, and spirits. Alcohol sold online must be licensed and obey country laws; also merchants are responsible to take steps to verify the age of their online customers. In some countries, in India, for instance, manufacturing, sale, or consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Manipur, and Nagaland,[2] as well as the union territory of Lakshadweep. Also, the merchant should observe dry days on major religious festivals. Some majority-Muslim countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, Pakistan, Iran, and Libya prohibit the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages because they are forbidden by Islam. In Singapore, public drinking has been banned from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily since 1 April 2015.
  • Used items

    Used underwear and socks are not allowed. Used clothing must be properly cleaned and include a statement the item has been properly cleaned. Listings for used clothing cannot include language or images that fetishize the item, such as personal statements about the person modeling the item Listings for used cosmetics, sponges, or applicators are not allowed. This includes products such as skin moisturizers, sunscreens, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpaste, and deodorants.
  • Food

    Products need to be shipped appropriately to protect the quality and safety of the food, to avoid spoilage, melting, damage, etc. For online food sales in most territories, there are explicit guidelines on markings and labeling on food packaging. For instance, all food needs to mention the manufacture date, and more specifically, the expiry date. In some cases, when food is fresh or cooked, there might be additional restrictions on how it needs to be handled. An e-commerce business cannot individually sell packages that are not designed for individual sales.
    • Restricted are:

      products containing any meat imported from China
    • Betel nut products or products containing betel nut flavoring
    • Kaffir lime leaves imported from Thailand etc.
  • Donations if not allowed prior.

    All charities that offer donations online have to be recognized by their country's government as such
  • Gambling, including prognostication, lotteries, raffles, contests, and sweepstakes
  • Free Website/URL – blogs, Facebook, WordPress, Weebly, etc.
  • Anything which promotes hatred, racism, or religious persecution

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