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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Colombia

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

Prohibited Commodities for Colombia

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Military equipment
  • 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)

Advertising brochures/pamphlets
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, blank (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Compact disc
Computer printouts
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: promotional, training
Invoices, blank
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Paper patterns for wearing apparel
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
Stationery
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic drinks
Drug: prescription
Drugs: not subject to prescription
Personal effects
Soil samples
Textile items
Food products
Grain samples
Parts, machines and electronics
Perishable
Animal skins
Plants
Animal products
Chemicals, not dangerous
Vegetable products
Seeds
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.