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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Bermuda

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

Prohibited Commodities for Bermuda

  • Asbestos
  • 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)

Advertising brochures/pamphlets
Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Computer printouts
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
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
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

None
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.