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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Algeria

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

Prohibited Commodities for Algeria

All items offensive to Muslim culture are prohibited.

Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Alcoholic beverages
Antiques
Asbestos
Carpets
Cocoa
Cosmetics
Credit card blanks (NI)
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
Furs
Gambling devices
Ivory
Passports
Pornography
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
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not for public resale
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides
Visa applications

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

Cologne and perfume
Grain samples
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Plants
Telecommunications equipment
Textile articles
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.