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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Eritrea

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

Prohibited Commodities for Eritrea

Asbestos
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
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, issued/validated
Annual reports
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)
Computer printouts
Diaries
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Manuals, technical
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Personal mail
Photographs
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
Cologne and perfume
Compact disc
Computer components & parts
Cosmetics
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Films: entertainment
Foodstuffs
Grain samples
Industrial equipment
Laser disc
Parts, machine & electronic
Personal effects
Phones/modems
Shoes
Telecommunications equipment
Televisions, television equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.