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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Venezuela

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to Venezuela

Prohibited Commodities for Venezuela

  • Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Credit card blanks (NI)
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Ivory
  • Pornography
  • Gas Masks
  • Bullet Proof & Personal Protection Vests
  • Police / Personal Shields
  • Police Type Batons
  • Air, Paint, BB Guns & Related Ammunitions
  • Sling Shots of Any Type
  • Crossbows
  • Arrows
  • Telescopic Sights
  • Walkie-Talkies / 2 Way Radios
  • Fishing Sinkers
  • Drones
  • Pepper Spray
  • Mace
  • First Aid Kits
  • Eye Drops
  • Surgical Robes / Gowns
  • Medical / Surgical Gauze
  • Antacids
  • Tasers / Electroshock Weapon
  • Roller Balls & Ball Bearings (Metallic/Rubber)
  • Marbles (of any Type and Material)
  • Items Containing Compressed Gas / Air
  • Knives of Any Type / Class (includes Machetes & Axes)
  • Protective Sporting Goods
  • Camouflage Items
  • Helmets of Any Type
  • Chest Protectors / Breastplates
  • Protective Gloves (Latex. Rubber, Surgical)
  • Protective Goggles
  • Disposable / Surgical Masks
  • Ski Masks
  • Golf Balls
  • Baseballs
  • Baseball Bats
  • Face Masks / Protectors
  • Elbow & Knee Protectors
  • Megaphones
  • Balloons of Any Type

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, issued/validated
Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blank forms
Blueprints
Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Publication not 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

Alcoholic beverages
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Clocks/watches
Cosmetics
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Foodstuffs
Personal effects
Seeds
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.