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Surcharges for Exceptional Activities

DHL Express is committed to providing customers with the best delivery service, which is why we are continuing to offer coverage to more parts of the world than any other company.
In order to maintain a consistently high level of service, DHL Express levies under given conditions a surcharge for exceptional activities. DHL Express regularly evaluates the level of these surcharges to reflect the changing costs associated with offering exceptional activities, and we strive to ensure these surcharges remain fair for our customers.
The following surcharges are payable on international shipments:

Description Surcharge (USD)
Remote Area Delivery 26.00 USD minimum or 0.22 USD per lb if higher
Remote Area Pickup 26.00 USD minimum or 0.22 USD per lb if higher
Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities 7.00 USD
Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities 26.00 USD
Full Dangerous Goods 90.00 USD
Dry Ice (UN1845) 13.00 USD
Lithium Batteries Section II (PI966, PI969) 7.00 USD
Lithium Batteries Section II (PI967, PI970) No charge
Lithium Batteries Section I, II (PI965) 90.00 USD
Biological Substances (UN3373) No charge
Over Weight Piece 45.00 USD
Over Sized Piece 45.00 USD
Non-Stackable Pallet 90.00 USD
Address Correction 13.00 USD
Elevated Risk 20.00 USD
Restricted Destination 30.00 USD

Should you have any questions on surcharges please contact usContact Us.