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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Taiwan

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

Prohibited Commodities for Taiwan

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
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Business cards
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Pamphlets
Passports
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
Coffee
Coffee samples
Compact disc
Cotton seed
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: entertainment
Films: promotional, training
Foodstuffs
Labels
Laser disc
Medical samples
Military equipment
Oil products
Perishables
Phones/modems
Plant products
Plants
Seeds
Tea
Telecommunications equipment
Textile articles
Tobacco
Toys

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