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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Burkina Faso

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

Prohibited Commodities for Burkina Faso

Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
Gambling devices
Liquids, non-hazardous
Precious metals & stones

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
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Cheques, blank (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Documents, general business
Invoices, blank
Invoices, not blank
Manuals, technical
Music, printed or manuscript
Personal mail
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Communications equipment
Computer components & parts
Drugs: non-prescription
Medical samples
Military equipment
Personal effects
Telecommunications equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.