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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Maldives

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

Prohibited Commodities for Maldives

All items offensive to Muslim culture.
Animal skins
Antiques
Asbestos
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
Furs
Gambling devices
Ivory
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
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, blank (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, blank
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
Playing cards
Postal envelopes
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not for public resale
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides
Stationery
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Communications equipment
Drugs: prescription
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: entertainment
Films: promotional, training
Jewellery, costume
Laser disc
Medical samples
Perishables
Personal effects
Plant products
Plants
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Seeds
Ship spares
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.