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DHL Express Import Guidelines: United Kingdom

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to United Kingdom.

Prohibited Commodities for United Kingdom


Shipping Commodities – What You Need to Know

Certain commodities are considered as ‘Non-Document’ and need to be accompanied by a Customs invoice and, in some cases, additional Customs documentation. Other commodities are considered simply as a ‘Document’ and only require a DHL Waybill to be completed. The following list gives examples of ‘Document’ commodities:
Annual reports
Booklets, brochures (non-advertising)
Charts/graphs
Computer printouts
Cheques (cancelled only)
Documents, general business
Invoices (not blank)
Manuals
Music, printed or manuscript
Pamphlets
Personal mail
Price lists
Visa applications

Certain Document and Non-Document commodities are subject to restrictions. Please contact your local Customer Service Department to clarify shipping requirements.