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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Papua New Guinea

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to Papua New Guinea.

Prohibited Commodities for Papua New Guinea

Antiques
Asbestos
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
Furs
Ivory
Military equipment
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
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
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
Coffee
Coffee samples
Cotton
Cotton seed
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Foodstuffs
Gambling devices
Grain samples
Perishables
Plant products
Plants
Seeds
Soil samples
Tea
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.