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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Egypt

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

Prohibited Commodities for Egypt

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Ivory
  • Medical/dental supplies & equipment
  • Pornography
  • Works of art

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, issued/validated
Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, blank
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuscripts
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Paper patterns for wearing apparel
Personal mail
Photographs
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not for public resale
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Stationery
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Coffee
Coffee samples
Communications equipment
Compact disc
Computer components & parts
Computer software
Cosmetics
Cotton
Cotton seed
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic games
Eye glasses and contacts
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: entertainment
Films: promotional, training
Foodstuffs
Grain samples
Isopropanol
Labels
Laser disc
Leather goods
Liquids, non-hazardous
Medical samples
Microfiche & microfilm
Military equipment
Oil products
Passports
Perishables
Personal effects
Phones/modems
Plant products
Plants
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Samples, textile
Seeds
Soil samples
Stone/mineral samples for analysis
Subs. cont'g sodium/calc. cyclamate
Tea
Telecommunications equipment
Televisions, television equipment
Textile articles
Tobacco
Yarn
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.