UK & International Nail Polish Shipping Campaign- CODE RAINBOW

Clare Gray
Anonymous 158 Comments
722 Signatures Goal: 5,000

We the undersigned are standing together as a global voice in the international nail polish and nail art community to ask the International Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to review their flight restrictions on shipping nail polish out of the UK and to review the status of nail polish as a dangerous good.

We believe there are inconsistencies in the transport of nail polish globally and we feel this unfair to both potential international customers and a potential loss of income/ growth to small, successful independent nail polish brands based in the UK.

We would like the risks around nail polish to be reviewed as we feel that carefully packaged nail polish in small quantities although flammable (as with most matter when in contact with fire) it is not, on it's own an explosive substance.

We would like the CAA to conduct a full risk assessment and investigate risk management around the carrying of nail polish and a full and frank response to the following questions:

1. Has nail polish ever caused a fire/ smoke or a potential risk on an aircraft? What is the likelihood/ probability of this happening (and therefore being deemed a dangerous good) and being a high risk on a calculated risk matrix?

2. Why have our main UK postal carrier Royal Mail not been issued a license to carry nail polish, yet nail polish is shipped into the UK from larger commercial companies and available on the high street to buy in the UK? How do they get their products here?

3. By what method is nail polish shipped to Northern Ireland from UK (and arrives at the same time as mainland UK mail) yet restricted in the Republic of Ireland?

4.Why is it acceptable for nail polish to be packed in your personal luggage when flying on an aircraft in and out of the UK, yet not acceptable to pack safely in the cargo hold of an aircraft?

5. We would like the review to look into alternatives of carriage/ packaging/ issuing of licenses for e.g. a shared group license for UK independent nail polish makers to ship according to acceptable packing/ unit limit?

We understand the unacceptable risks around dangerous goods and potentially explosive items AND unacceptable risks to aircraft staff and the general public however we feel nail polish has been unfairly deemed as a dangerous good, especially if shipped in small quantities, packaged correctly and held in cargo holds correctly.

To conclude we would like a review to take place as soon as possible to allow independent brands and nail polish enthusiasts to ship nail polish safely outside of the UK.



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May 20
Please help us Nailart community to have better access to globally available products, restrictions are a real confinement to the true expression of art
May 19
If we are allowed Nail polish in checked luggage and carry on, there is NO REASON it cannot be air mailed. The rules make no sense, and need explanation. How can we get this petition distributed to Aviation Authorities throughout the world?
May 18
A nail polish lover in Germany that can not understand this ban.
May 18
I am signing this petition for the shipment and distribution and importation of nail varnish. Please consider and review the changing of these restrictions on this product, sincerely...nail polish lover know
May 18
As someone in the US, I would love to be able to purchase polish manufactured in the UK and have it safely and easily be mailed to me. Both big mainstream companies and smaller indepentantly run polish companies should be able to mail their nail polish products overseas. Thank you for the consideration in this matter!
May 18
As a consumer and nail polish enthusiast I would like to be able to have ease of access to purchasing products internationally. It does factor into my decision to buy from a company and in what quantities. And I believe it puts smaller, independent companies at an unfair disadvantage to have to comply with such stringent regulations. Transport of flammable goods should be carefully monitored and regulated, but set the rules in such a way that makes it a fair playing field for all parties involved.
May 17
One rule for big manufacturers and another for smaller independent companies!!!
May 17
Help support small businesses by removing the shipping ban.
May 17
This issue is important to small businesses in your country. We are an international community and we wish to stay connected in a safe and reasonable manner.
May 17
As a nail polish addict I find it very frustrating that some brands in the U.K. are unavailable to Australian consumers. I full support this campaign, and what it is trying to achieve.
  • Jennifer Lee
    Jennifer Lee Canada, Trail
    Aug 19, 2017
    Aug 19, 2017
    I think it's time the laws forbidding nail polish being transported to and from the U.K. by air we're changed. How many planes have been blown up by polish? Exactly none. It's flown everywhere else and didn't cause issues as long as it's packed correctly like couriers such as DHL ask for. You're hurting your citizens who want to purchase polishes from anywhere else and those who make their living creating artisan lacquers but can't sell it to a global market. Please try to see the reasons why we are asking for this change.

    Thank you
  • Christine Stryczynska
    Christine Stryczynska United Kingdom, Brighton
    Aug 04, 2017
    Aug 04, 2017
    Please allow us to order nail polish just like any other postage item.
  • Julianne Freeman
    Julianne Freeman Germany, Frankfurt Am Main
    Jul 26, 2017
    Jul 26, 2017
    Please reconsider the mailing restrictions on nail polish!
  • Büşra
    Büşra Turkey, Antalya
    Jul 25, 2017
    Jul 25, 2017
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