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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Dominican Republic

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to Dominican Republic.

Prohibited Commodities for Dominican Republic

  • Credit card blanks (NI)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Ivory
  • Plants
  • Pornography

Shipping Commodities – What You Need to Know

Certain commodities are considered as “Non-Document” and need to be accompanied by an 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 explains what you need to do in order to ship various commodities.

Document Commodities (Require only DHL Waybill)

Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Personal mail
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Price lists
Publication not for public resale
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides
Transparencies
Visa applications

Commodities where you should contact your local Customer Service advisor to clarify shipping requirements

Animal products
Animal skins
Coffee
Coffee samples
Communications equipment
Computer components & parts
Computer software
Cotton
Cotton seed
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Foodstuffs
Grain samples
Leather goods
Liquids, non-hazardous
Military equipment
Perishables
Personal effects
Plant products
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Seeds
Ship spares
Soil samples
Tea
Telecommunications equipment
Textile articles
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.