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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Ukraine

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

Prohibited Commodities for Ukraine

  • Passport and other identification documents
  • Military certificates
  • Permissions for gun carriage
  • Commodities requiring special temperature regimes
  • Commodities addressed to foreign ships
  • All food stuff products for private individuals
  • All products (toothpaste, devices, etc) for medical purposes for private individuals

Shipping Commodities – What You Need to Know

Some 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.
Certain commodities are considered as “Non-Document” and need to be accompanied by an invoice and, in some cases, additional customs documentation. Proforma invoice must be originally stamped and signed by shipper, contents have to be clearly described and itemized by no of units. Value, country of origin, currency (3-l code), reason for export and delivery terms: CIP or DDU (preferable), DDP is unacceptable. Companies must be registered at Ukranian customs.

Document Commodities (Require only DHL Waybill)

Advertising brochures/pamphlets
Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Personal mail
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Publication not for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Cheques, blank (NI)
Coal & firewood
Coffee
Coffee samples
Communications equipment
Compact disc
Computer components & parts
Cosmetics
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Eye glasses and contacts
Films: promotional, training
Foodstuffs
Furs
Liquids, non-hazardous
Measuring apparatus
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Military equipment
Oil products
Parts, machine & electronic
Personal effects
Phones/modems
Plant products
Plants
Plastic made products
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Rubber made products
Seeds
Ship spares
Soil samples
Stone/mineral samples for analysis
Tea
Telecommunications equipment
Televisions, television equipment
Tobacco
Works of art
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.