Contraband of DHL | Things that DHL won' t accept

Contraband of DHL | Things that DHL won’ t accept

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DHL was founded in the United States in 1969 and grow into a great logistics company. Nowadays, the company is owned by Deutsche Post. DHL offers worldwide transportation services including mail, express, freight/ forwarding, and Supply Chain. The corporation between DHL and USPS, which is called DHL eCommerce, makes DHL could deliver goods within the USPS network. DHL could ship to countries with strict limits such as North Korea.

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Well, back to bussiness, DHL is one of the great logistics service provider of the the world, which leads the worldwide postal and logistics industry. We’ve all heard of DHL, or even bought its services. But do you know what things we can’t send through DHL? Can we send money?Can we send liquids? Can we send phones? Or any electronic equiment? Let’ s figure it out.

Can I send money via DHL?

There is a question mostly people want to know. I’ ll tell you.
Absolutely not! No money, no cash, no cheques, no coins!
Give up hope it, my friends. Legal tender is unallowed to send in almost all of country. It is illegal and DHL won’ t accept it. I think international remmitance could be a better choice.

Can I send alcohol via DHL?

I want to send my friend a case of brandy for gift. Can I send it through DHL?
Maybe you can’ t not. Alcohol is included the contraband list in many countries. Sending alcohol maybe detained by local customs. China is an instance.
Contraband of DHL | Things that DHL won' t accept

Want to know what is contraband of DHL? Here is the list.

  • Alcohol, any substance containing a certain concentration of alcohol.
  • Two devices of Samsung. They are Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Samsung Note7.
  • Antiques, any artworks with an sigle value over €5,000.
  • Living animals, including larvae and pupae.
  • Bullion and Cash
  • Cigarettes, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes
  • Clinical and / or biological samples (including but not limited to bodily fluids and tissue samples)
  • Commemorative coins and medals with an individual or total shipment value in excess of £2000
  • Complete firearms, ammunition, explosives / explosive devices including inert explosives and test pieces, air guns, toy guns, tasers, replica and imitation firearms and firearm parts (including rifle butts, trigger mechanisms, screws / bolts etc which are manufactured for the sole purpose of creating a functional firearm)
  • Counterfeit goods in breach of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Damaged or defective batteries (read more on batteries under ‘Laptop computers’ and ‘Lithium batteries’)
  • Dangerous / hazardous goods including but not limited to perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, flammable substances, dry ice, biological substances, UN classified dangerous goods and any goods specified as such under International Air Transport Association regulations (“IATA”), the Agreement on Dangerous Goods by Road (“ADR”) or International Maritime Dangerous Goods (“IMDG”) regulations.
  • Flowers / plants
  • Furs
  • Human remains or ashes in any form
  • Hunting (animal) trophies, animal parts such as ivory and sharks fin, animal remains or ashes, or animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption, prohibited for movement by the CITES Convention and/or local law
  • Illegal goods, such as narcotics
  • Jewellery, costume jewellery, watches and objects constructed of precious metal and/or stones with a value in excess of £4,000 per waybill
  • Laptop computers – No more than 2 laptop computers per package. Each package may not contain more than 1 lithium ion battery per laptop which must be contained within the laptop. No more than two packages per consignment. The shipment must not exceed £5,000 per waybill
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Loose lithium metal batteries - Lithium metal batteries are generally non-rechargeable and contain metallic lithium. Examples may include non-rechargeable batteries used in calculators and watches. Lithium metal batteries contained within items are permitted.
  • Loose lithium ion batteries - Lithium ion batteries do not contain metallic lithium and are rechargeable. These include power banks, USB chargers etc.
  • Small electronic items, including mobile phones, containing lithium ion batteries – each package may not contain more than 2 batteries which must be contained within the electronic device. No more than two packages per consignment i.e. maximum of 4 devices under 1 waybill split over 2 packages
  • Live animals (including but not limited to mammals, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, insects, larvae and pupae)
  • Loose precious and semi-precious stones (cut or un-cut, polished or un-polished)
  • Medicinal cannabis
  • Nail polish
  • Party poppers
  • Pornography (whether in printed, film or digital format)
  • Power banks
  • Used car parts and engines – only acceptable if all steps have been taken to nullify hazardous residues


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