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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Guatemala

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

Prohibited Commodities for Guatemala

  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Ivory
  • Military equipment
  • Pornography

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)

Business cards
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Personal mail
Price lists
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Communications equipment
Cotton seed
Drugs: prescription
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Plant products
Samples, textile
Stone/mineral samples for analysis
Subs. cont'g sodium/calc. cyclamate
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.