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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Israel

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

Prohibited Commodities for Israel

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 Booklets
brochures (non-adv.)
general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuals, technical
Music, printed or manuscript
Personal mail
Price lists
Publication not for public resale
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Drugs: prescription
Fabrics & fabric samples
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Plant products
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Ship spares
Telecommunication equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.