DHL is a renowned courier company that offers shipping solutions all around the world. Before booking their logistics services, it is important to get familiar with DHL’s list of restricted and prohibited items to ensure your shipment is fully compliant with the carrier’s rules. Read on to find out what can you send with DHL and organise your delivery stress-free.
DHL classifies as restricted items those goods that are not allowed to be transported unless the shipper has a specific contract with DHL. To obtain such permission, the shipper must provide the necessary documents and certifications proving that they are allowed to ship such items and establishing the conditions for the transport service.
Articles that are not allowed to be shipped in any condition, either by individuals or business users, are considered by DHL as prohibited items.
Shipments that contain any item included on the list of prohibited shipping by DHL are not covered by any insurance or liability. If the DHL courier discovers the restricted or prohibited item upon collection, he may refuse to pick up the parcel without the possibility of a refund. If the item is discovered during regular or customs scans/check-ups during transit, it may be destroyed or returned to the sender. In most cases, DHL will contact you when this happens to inform you of the next steps.
In any situation, we strongly advise against inserting wrong information on the content field when placing your order or purposely lowering the value of your goods to avoid taxation. Once discovered, your shipment will be held, and you will be at risk of being fined for releasing or retrieving your items.
Besides the DHL shipping regulations for restricted and prohibited items, every shipment is also subject to the laws and regulations of the countries involved in your delivery. This means that, even if an item is allowed by DHL, you should still check if it falls under any specific regulation on the countries of origin and delivery. While going through customs procedures, any additional documents required or fees incurred will be forwarded to the customer.
At Eurosender, we work with a wide network of logistics providers, including DHL and several other international couriers. To ensure your delivery goes as planned, we strongly advise making sure your shipment is fully compliant with the DHL list of prohibited and restricted items and any other shipping restrictions. Once everything is checked, use our booking tool below to instantly check the price of shipping provided by multiple courier providers and schedule your delivery right away!
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