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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Spain

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

Prohibited Commodities for Spain

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Drugs: non-prescription
  • Gambling devices
  • Imitation and pirated products
  • Melatonin
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Shark Cartilage

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
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Business cards
Catalogues
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal skins
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Cosmetics
Drugs: prescription
Foodstuffs
Ivory
Jewellery, costume
Personal effects
Plants
Seeds
Ship spares
Shoes
Sports equipment
Telecommunications equipment
Textile articles
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.