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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Djibouti

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

Prohibited Commodities for Djibouti

All items offensive to the Muslim culture are prohibited. These include pork products, pornography, religious publications/figures.
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)

Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Pamphlets
Passports
Personal mail
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not 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

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