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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Bangladesh

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

Prohibited Commodities for Bangladesh

  • Standard DHL prohibitions plus: All items offensive to the Muslim culture.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Cheques, cashier (NI)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Gambling devices
  • 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
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blueprints
Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Paper patterns for wearing apparel
Passports
Personal mail
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

Communications equipment
Cosmetics
Diplomatic mail
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Films: entertainment
Fire extinguishers
Foodstuffs
Liquids, non-hazardous
Military equipment
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Telecommunications equipment

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