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Whether you're a small business or a growing e-commerce merchant, we can help you reach new markets across the world. Our DHL Express Global Trade Services makes it easy to get your shipments through customs. 

Pre-shipment Planner

All-in-one tool that helps you comply with import and export regulations and calculate landed costs

Compare differences across trade lanes

Obtain a high level view of requirements and landed costs across different locations

Find tariff codes

Use keywords or HS code to search for your product’s tariff codes

Estimate landed cost

Calculate the total cost of customs and trade to make better pricing decisions

Check customs requirements

Understand the export and import requirements of your target countries 

Save products in product catalog

Save your past searches, product details and tariff codes for quicker, easier reference in future

Compare differences between desired shipping locations to supplement your plans

Our Trade Lane Comparison feature provides you with a high-level overview of requirements and landed cost estimates across different locations that you would like to import to or export from. Quickly identify trade lanes that offer you the least trade restrictions to start shipping your products and generate pre-shipment plans from right within this feature.

Start planning and be better informed before shipping with our Pre-shipment Planner

Our Pre-shipment Planner is a convenient all-in-one tool that helps you comply with import and export regulations, check landed costs and retrieve the necessary customs and trade documents to ship your products globally.

Get the right HS codes for your products and shipments

Harmonized System (HS) codes are essential for getting your shipment through customs without delay and must be provided on the commercial invoice and in the electronic data. Use our Find Tariff Codes tool to easily find HS codes to classify your products.

Manage all your products’ tariff codes easily with our Product Catalog tool

Shipping multiple products around the world has never been easier. Utilise MyGTS’s easy to use Product Catalog to save multiple tariff codes for quicker, easier reference in future. Take your business to the next level by making sound decisions and streamlining your shipping process.

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In 2021, the Landed Cost service from DHL has been even more invaluable than it was before, and that was already a high bar. The accurate duty and tax quotes meant we were able to give our overseas customers confidence that buying from us was as easy as buying in their own country. Without this facility I shudder to think how we would be trading overseas.

– Gareth Dart, Herring Shoes (UK)

The DHL team’s support has been great leading up to our rollout of Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) service. Their responses have been quick and always willing to assist.  Sincere thanks to their support and looking forward to their continual support as KrisShop expands its range of products for its overseas customers.

– Patrick Kwang, KrisShop Pte Ltd (SG)

We’re a UK based marketplace that connects customers in over 60 markets with luxury merchandise from specialist sellers in more than 14 markets. We needed to calculate landed costs as we rolled out a Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) solution, and DHL’s Global Trade Services solution let us rapidly and accurately roll it out to our customers globally. We and our clients are delighted with the results.

– Colin Saunders, Open for Vintage (UK)


  • DHL Express Global Trade Services is an online portal providing the essential customs information you need to plan, budget, and understand international shipping requirements.

  • Anyone who needs to ship products from one country to another, whether you’re a small business or a growing e-commerce merchant. 

  • DHL Express Global Trade Services offers a range of tools to help you understand and plan for international shipping requirements.

    Explore our Pre-shipment Planner that helps you understanding the Customs requirements, learn how much it costs to send shipments between countries and retrieve the necessary customs and trade documents. Use our Find Tariff Codes tool to easily find HS codes to classify your products – essential for getting your shipment through customs without delay.

  • Simply create a DHL Express login account that you can use to login to various DHL Express platforms including DHL Express Global Trade Services. You may also link your existing DHL Express accounts. 

  • Yes, DHL Express Global Trade Services is provided free of charge at this point. 

  • No, you do not need an existing DHL Express transportation account to use DHL Express Global Trade Services. 

  • Our databases are periodically updated to ensure that you receive the latest information.

  • To schedule, plan, or create an international shipment, head to MyDHL+ Shipping Tool after you have finished using the DHL Express Global Trade Services tools.


  • Harmonized System (HS) codes are an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products, developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO). You need to provide the correct HS codes for your products on the Commercial Invoice, which is an essential element in order to clear customs. The HS Code is also a core element to accurately calculate duties and taxes. You can use our Find Tariff Codes tool to easily find HS codes to classify your products.

  • Landed cost is an estimate of the total end-to-end cost of shipping a product from one point to another. It includes the original price of the product, all transportation fees, customs charges, duties, taxes, insurance, and any handling and payment fees that are relevant and can be established at the time of shipping.

  • Knowing your shipment’s landed cost helps you understand the estimated expenditures per product sold, and reduces your risk of being blindsided by unexpected costs at the destination country. Use this knowledge to set more competitive and realistic prices for your customers, improve your supply chain, and sharpen your decision-making process. 

  • You can get a landed cost estimation for your shipment by using our Pre-shipment Planner tool by providing some key information like your origin and destination countries, your product’s import tariff code, country of manufacture and total product value. 

  • Every country has a different set of export/import regulations that may change from time to time, and the shipper is responsible to adhere to such regulatory requirements.  To learn more about how we can help you understanding Export/Import Customs Requirements, explore our Pre-shipment Planner

  • A delivery exception (or shipment exception) occurs when a shipment is temporarily delayed or stalled in transit. There are many possible reasons, such as customs delays due to wrong Harmonized System (HS) codes or poor information/documentation provided in the Commercial Invoice. You can reduce your risk of a delivery exception by using our Find Tariff Codes tool to get the correct HS codes and our Pre-shipment Planner to better understand the Export/Import Customs Requirements, avoiding potential delays. 

The usage of the DHL Express Global Trade Services is subject to the acceptance of the Terms & Conditions, which you can find HERE