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How to Become IATA-Certified in Handling Dangerous Goods

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Dangerous goods must be packaged and prepared in certain ways to be safe for international air shipping, and DHL requires at least one person on your staff to be certified if your company is going to ship dangerous goods. DHL offers several classes per year in various U.S. cities to correctly train and certify people in IATA standards for handling dangerous goods meant for international shipping.

If you, or somebody on your staff, needs to become IATA-certified, please contact our International Help Desk for information about classes near you, or for a third-party company who can perform the training and certification.

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Can I ship live animals, hatchlings or eggs?

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DHL Express prohibits shipments with any kind of live animals including: insects, pupae, worms, tortoises, frogs, crabs, lobster, crawfish, fish, hatchling eggs or birds. This is list is representative of animals that cannot be shipped internationally using express service, but not exhaustive. If you have a question about something not listed here, please contact our International Help Desk or your local shipping expert.

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What commodities are prohibited on DHL Express?

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There are some things DHL Express won’t transport in general, though individual countries may have stricter policies. To review an individual country, visit our DHL Country Import Guidelines Index and find the destination country you have questions about. DHL’s general list of prohibited items includes, but isn’t limited to:

    • Animals of any kind, including insects, pupae, worms, tortoises, frogs, crabs, lobster, crawfish, fish, hatchling eggs or birds
    • Bullion
    • Counterfeit or pirated goods or materials
    • Illegal Drugs or Narcotics
    • Firearms, including parts, weapons and amunition
    • Human remains including ashes
    • Negotiable instruments in Bearer Form
    • Pornography of any kind
    • Any items of carriage that are prohibited by any law, regulation or statute of any Federal, state or local government to or throughout which the shipment may be carried

 

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Are medical samples allowed on DHL Express?

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Medical samples, or shipments being sent under U.N. 3373 guidelines, vary from country to country in terms of how they must be prepared and in what kinds of quantities. No matter which country you’re shipping to, you will need one of the following forms (will vary on a shipment-by-shipment basis) and the Section IB information sheet.

To see if your destination country has specific requirements for medical samples of any kind, please visit our DHL Country Import Guidelines Index, select your country and review its page. You can also contact our International Help Desk or your local shipping expert for assistance in planning or preparing your shipment.

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