As most of you know, laws differ from country to country. We carry many products and some may be not fit for import into some countries. Also, several countries have several of our products listed as a prescription only import. We will constantly be updating this list.
While some products may not be illegal in certain countries, sometimes customs will decide they may not be suitable for import. Other times, small amounts may be imported as long as it is for personal use. Most of the time customs will send our products back and give a reason for being denied. We ship a lot of international orders and it is very rare to have a seizure or package sent back but it does happen to about 1-2% of international orders.
Importing nootropics into Canada
We ship a lot of nootropics to Canada and have yet to encounter a seizure into the country. With this being said, larger orders may be more likely to encounter seizure. Nootropic orders under $500 being sent to Canada should be perfectly fine.
According to the legal status in Canada, most of our nootropic products do not have a DIN which means they are not registered under the FDA. This means you cannot import for resale or distribution. None of our products are scheduled or controlled in Canada and import for personal reasons should be fine.
Importing nootropics into Australia
We ship many orders to Australia, and the vast majority of our orders arrive without any problem. However Australia has some weird laws with importing nootropics and substances, and occasionally there are problems. Peak Nootropics offers a delivery or refund guarantee to Australian customers which is something no other nootropic retailer offers.
There is a lot of misinformation floating around on forums and threads that say nootropics are illegal in Australia because they are listed as a poison. Only two of our nootropics are listed as scheduled.
Australia has several categories to classify drugs and substances. None of our products are listed as a schedule 8 (illegal). Several nootropics are listed as schedule 4 which means they should require a prescription to obtain. You can see the full list here.
Here are nootropics sold by Peak Nootropics currently listed on schedule 4 in Australia.
Our other products are not scheduled under Australian law. We have sent both piracetam and adrafinil to Australia with few problems. Many countries allow you to import prescription use medication as long as it is for personal use only. This is likely the same case with Australia. However some larger orders that contain piracetam have recently been seized by the Australia Border Police – as a result large orders containing piracetam will have the piracetam shipped in separate packaging with its own paperwork.
If your country is on this list, we either do not ship there or you may encounter customs problems/delays. It is your due diligence to check this list before ordering.
We have had problems shipping to Argentina and no longer ship here.
Many Austrian orders get seized or returned. Avoid ordering if you are from this country.
We have had problems shipping to Belgium and no longer ship here.
We have had orders with long delays to customers in Brazil. These problems were caused by customs delays.
We have had several orders seized or returned from Germany. We no longer ship here.
Export of our products to Ireland continues, though guidance from the Irish Medicines Board results in increased risk of seizure at the border.
Italy has had consistent problems. Their customs is very strict and they do not allow the importation of nootropics.
We have had problems shipping to Morocco and no longer ship here.
Norway has strict rules regarding the importation of certain nootropics. We no longer ship there.
Spain has strict customes enforcement, with large value orders and expedited orders being a particular problem. It is advised to keep order values under USD 100 in order to reduce the risk of delays and seizure.
Sweden does not allow the import of our products.
The UK has seized several shipments of our products, in addition to inconsistently applying import VAT requirements. We have chosen to stop shipping to the UK.