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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Belgium

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

Prohibited Commodities for Belgium

  • Property, the carriage of which is prohibited by any law, regulation or statute of any federal, state or local government of any country to or through which the shipment may be carried.
  • Imitation and pirated products
  • Cotton seed
  • Ivory
  • 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, issued/validated
Annual reports
Cash letters (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Money orders (NI)
Passports
Personal mail
Photos as part of business reports
Price lists
Publication not for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Animal products
Animal skins
Fire extinguishers
Foodstuffs
Isopropanol
Leather goods
Military equipment
Perishables
Personal effects
Plant products
Plants
Ship spares
Soil samples
Subs. cont'g sodium/calc. cyclamate
Textile articles
Tobacco


All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.