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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Zimbabwe

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

Prohibited Commodities for Zimbabwe

  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Playing cards
  • 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)

Advertising brochures/pamphlets
Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Music, printed or manuscript
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Animal products
Animal skins
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Fabrics & fabric samples
Industrial equipment
Laser disc
Leather goods
Personal effects
Samples, textile
Sports equipment
Televisions, television equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.