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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Ireland

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

Prohibited Commodities for Ireland

  • Abortion Kits
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Furs
  • Imitation and pirated products
  • Ivory
  • Pornography
  • Milk, Diary Based products including Whey Protein

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)

Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit card blanks (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, not blank
Manuals, technical
Money orders (NI)
Pamphlets
Passports
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Foodstuffs
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.