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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Guadeloupe

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

Prohibited Commodities for Guadeloupe

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Price tickets for garments
  • Publications for public resale

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.)
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Computer software
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
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

Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription


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