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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Macau

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

Prohibited Commodities for Macau

Antiques
Asbestos
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
Furs
Gambling devices
Ivory
Playing cards
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, blank stock (NI)
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
Computer software
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
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
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Coal & firewood
Coffee
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Foodstuffs
Leather goods
Perishables
Personal effects
Phones/modems
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Seeds
Tea
Telecommunications equipment
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.