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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Jamaica

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

Prohibited Commodities for Jamaica

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Coffee
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Ivory
  • Pornography

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
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Computer printouts
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuscripts
Maps
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Personal mail
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: promotional, training
Parts, machine & electronic
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.