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DHL Express Import Guidelines: The D.P.R of Korea

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to the D.P.R of Korea.

Prohibited Commodities for the D.P.R of Korea

Antiques
Asbestos
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
Furs
Ivory
Pornography
Precious metals & stones
Shpts from Republic of Korea

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
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, blank (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, blank
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Manuals, technical
Maps
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Postal envelopes
Price lists
Publication not for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Communications equipment
Drugs: non-prescription
Films: entertainment
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Military equipment
Parts, machine & electronic
Phones/modems
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Ship spares
Telecommunications equipment
Televisions, television equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.