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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Korea

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

Prohibited Commodities for Korea

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)

Annual reports
Blueprints
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Deeds
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Newspapers
Personal mail
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Blank forms
Calendars
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Coal & firewood
Coffee
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Compact disc
Cosmetics
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Eye glasses and contacts
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: entertainment
Films: promotional, training
Fire extinguishers
Foodstuffs
Glass products
Isopropanol
Laser disc
Leather goods
Liquids, non-hazardous
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Passports
Personal effects
Photographs
Ship spares
Shoes
Subs. cont'g sodium/calc. cyclamate
Swatches
Tea
Textile articles
Tobacco
Toys
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.