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eBay Restrictions and Prohibitions on the Sale of Certain Categories of Items

Before listing your item, make sure it's allowed on eBay and find out if there are specific rules and conditions on how it should be listed. See the list of prohibited and restricted items below and click the product category for information about the policies. You also need to make sure that the sale of your item complies with regional laws.

In addition to items that are prohibited or restricted by law, eBay does not permit listing certain other types of items.

Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including administratively ending or canceling listings, hiding or demoting all listings from search results, lowering seller rating, buying or selling restrictions, or account suspension.

Categories of products that are restricted or prohibited on eBay

If you sell items on ebay.com

Prohibited and restricted items

International eBay sites also may have their own rules that maintain the safety of the eBay community of the country. Some categories of products are restricted, or completely banned from being listed. Make sure that your listings comply with local legal restrictions.

Check below the examples of rules from the most popular eBay international sites ebay.co.uk, ebay.fr, ebay.it, ebay.es, ebay.de, ebay.ca and ebay.com.au. If you're not sure if an item you're intending to list is allowed or not, choose the relevant category from the provided lists to find out.

If you sell items on ebay.co.uk

Prohibited and restricted items

Potentially infringing

These items may infringe certain copyrights or trademarks:

Amongst the items that may fall under these restrictions are all devices and software enabling duplication of copy protected materials; mod chips, game enhancers and boot disks; recordable media and bootleg recordings; perfume and cosmetics, etc. Please carefully check the list of restrictions on risky categories of items at ebay.co.uk.

If you sell items on ebay.fr:

Prohibited and restricted items

Potentially infringing items

These items may infringe certain copyrights or trademarks:

Amongst the items that may fall under these restrictions are all devices and software enabling duplication of copy protected materials; mod chips, game enhancers and boot disks; recordable media and bootleg recordings; academic, beta, and OEM software; perfume and cosmetics, etc. Please carefully check the list of restrictions on risky categories of items at ebay.fr.

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If you sell items on ebay.it:

Prohibited and restricted items

Potentially infringing items

These items may infringe certain copyrights or trademarks:

Amongst the items that may fall under these restrictions are all devices and software enabling duplication of copy protected materials; mod chips, game enhancers and boot disks; recordable media and bootleg recordings; academic, beta, and OEM software; perfume and cosmetics, etc. Please carefully check the list of restrictions on risky categories of items at ebay.it.

* In the language of the international site

If you sell items on ebay.es:

Prohibited and restricted items

* In the language of the international site

If you sell items on ebay.de:

Prohibited and restricted items

* In the language of the international site

Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

You also may find useful information on Active and Passive International Selling on eBay and our free tool eBaymag — a single platform to list items on eBay international sites, manage orders and optimize shipping.

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