Restricted/Prohibited Commodities on DHL

March 22, 2019

Restricted/Prohibited Commodities on DHL

by Nicole

by Nicole

Most countries have a list of items they will not allow to enter into their country. The reasons for this can be religious, economic, political and so forth. On top of that DHL also has restrictions on things they will ship in order to limit their liabilities and ensure the safety of their employees. DHL has two lists with different items and different rules.
Prohibited items are ones DHL will not accept in any form. Restricted commodities require prior approval from DHL before they will ship them. Please see the lists below and contact our office at customerservice@preferredship.com or at 800-827-7987 with any questions you may have and we’ll do everything we can to help you out.

PROHIBITED

  • Live animals (mammals, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, and birds)
  • Human remains or ashes
  • Bullion (of any precious metal)
  • Cash (current legal tender)(bank notes, currency notes and coins)
  • Loose precious and semi-precious stones
  • Complete firearms, ammunition, and explosives/explosive devices
  • Illegal goods and ivory

RESTRICTED

  • Antiques and works of art
  • Banderols/tax stickers
  • Cigarettes & electronic cigarettes
  • Dangerous goods & perishable
  • Furs
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Negotiable instruments in bearer form (whether cash-like or not)
  • Air guns, imitation or replica firearms, replica ammunition and firearm parts
  • Financial & monetary commodities
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