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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
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Passports
Personal mail
Photographs
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
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Communications equipment
Cosmetics
Cotton seed
Drugs: prescription
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Foodstuffs
Perishables
Plant products
Plants
Samples, textile
Seeds
Stone/mineral samples for analysis
Subs. cont'g sodium/calc. cyclamate
Tea
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.