DHL Express has significant experience in carrying approved Dangerous Goods. Learn more about conditions and regulations to ensure your shipments are fully compliant.
DHL is an established carrier of Dangerous Goods and as a leading transportation and logistics company, DHL Express adheres to the following regulations:
If you are unsure about which regulations apply to you, please contact Customer Service and ask to speak to the Restricted Commodities Group.
Dangerous Goods shipments are always subject to additional charges.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods is a risk when they are not correctly packed or handled. If the goods are hidden, declared incorrectly, left completely undeclared, packed or labelled incorrectly, health and safety is compromised.
Did you know that food flavouring, perfumes, chemicals and electronic equipment can be classed as Dangerous Goods?
If you are thinking of sending such commodities, be it for personal or commercial use; please check first with the Restricted Commodities Group at DHL Express. If in doubt, refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet from the manufacturer to determine if the product can indeed be forwarded as regular cargo. In this case DHL Express requires shippers to declare the shipment as “Not Restricted” or “not restricted as per special provision A…” on the waybill and/or invoice.
If you would like to ship via DHL, it is essential that you contact the DHL Restricted Commodities Group. With a wide experience of transporting all types of Dangerous Goods, DHL is perfectly placed to offer you professional advice.
The shipper is responsible for declaring, packaging and labelling Dangerous Goods. DHL Express will accept Dangerous Goods but with certain restrictions for the different products and services offered and only under certain conditions.
Avoid the risk of harm to others and avoid fines from authorities by ensuring your shipment does not contain any hazardous material. Some items may be considered as dangerous when they are not (i.e. chemicals), so you can avoid your shipment being delayed or stopped by adding the words “Not Restricted” to your documentation, when this applies.