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What US products are NOT sold in Germany

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What US products are NOT sold in Germany?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Steve G. replied 7 years ago.
Hi there and welcome to Just Answer. Thanks for asking your question. That may be a very long list. Can you narrow it down a little? Are you specifically talking about electronics? TVs? GPSs?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is for my daughter in college. She says that it can electronics or anything. So that is why I picked an electronics expert over the other experts - import/export, etc. Thanks
Expert:  Steve G. replied 7 years ago.
So are you looking for specific model numbers of televisions? I'm not sure I understand?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No, she just needs to know of any US products, whatever they are, that are not sold in Germany. For example, are all brands of TVs/audios sold in Germany? Maybe this isn't a good question for you, since most of your goods are made in the Far East.

It can be any product, not necessarily TV/audio. Maybe this would be better question for any manufacturing expert?
Expert:  Steve G. replied 7 years ago.
Yes, I don't think I can answer this question. I will opt out and hopefully another expert can help.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX know this service even exists! I'm new to Just Answer!
Expert:  replied 7 years ago.

Let me know if this helps at all:


The following is a listing of commodities prohibited for entry into Germany:

  • Flick and Gravity Knives; knives with blades that open automatically by operation of a spring device, or released by gravity or centrifugal force.
  • Indecent or Obscene Material
  • Offensive Weapons; belt buckle knives, death stars, throwing stars, and martial arts equipment, Pepper and similar sprays
  • Fully Automatic weapons, any electronic night scopes, laser guides, or guides for weapons, Pump-guns with pistol grip, any concealed weapons; i.e. shooting ink pins, knives in walking sticks, any guns or weapons that contain or dispense chemicals of any kind unless specifically made for medical or industrial uses, any weapons containing any modifications beyond the manufacturer.
  • FIGHTING DOGS; Pit-bull -Terrier, American Staffordshire-Terrier, Staffordshire-Bullterrier, Bullterrier or any cross or mixed breeds of the afore mentioned. Also, each Bundesland (State) of the Republic (Germany) has additional prohibits of specific dogs above and beyond those mentioned; including but not limited to; Alano, American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Fila Brasileiro, Mastiff, Mastin Espanol, Mastino Napoletano, Perro de Presa Canario, Perro de Presa Mallorcin, Tosa Inu.
  • Any printed material, Film, Audio, CD, DVD, Cassettes containing propaganda of a violent and or aggressive nature or material of extreme right, race oriented, war provoking nature, or material encouraging aggressiveness towards the free democratic ordnances and establishments. Also, prohibited are any flags, copies, uniform pieces or memorabilia or replicas of the like representing an extreme and or aggressive non-democratic and or violent group and or ideologies.
  • Rabies susceptible Animals
  • Asbestos fibers: Crocidolite, Amosite, Anthophyllite, Actinolite, Tremolite subject to the Rotterdam Convention
  • Certain carcinogenic substances
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's)
  • Certain Pesticides subject to the Rotterdam Convention
  • Certain Chemicals subject to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
  • Counterfeit coins and bank notes
  • Certain Products subject to 'Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES)
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods
  • Goods bearing false origin statements
  • Goods infringing a trade mark
  • Goods infringing a copyright
  • Stamps (fictitious) including dies and plates for manufacture


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Wow. This list is all "bad" stuff. I was looking for some items that just aren't available in Germany that we can get here. Like a certain clothing manufacturer, food stuff, etc. My daughter is in marketing school so that gives you a little more info. Thanks.
Expert:  Molinari replied 7 years ago.
So not necessarily banned, just impossible to get.....
Expert:  Molinari replied 7 years ago.

Here's a link that may help:


It seems like most things these days are just renamed, since we get most electronics from china and taiwan. Actual american jeans are still expensive, and now Germany has Walmarts!!!

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX my payment, right?
Expert:  Molinari replied 7 years ago.
Yeah, thanks! Imagine that, Walmarts in Germany.....

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