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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Iran

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

Prohibited Commodities for Iran

  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Military equipment
  • Oil products
  • Perishables
  • Plant products
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Publications for public resale
  • Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
  • Works of art

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
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Paper patterns for wearing apparel
Personal mail
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Stationery
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Animal products
Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
Ceramic products
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Circuits & circuit boards
Coffee samples
Compact disc
Computer components & parts
Computer software
Cotton
Cotton seed
Diskettes
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Eye glasses and contacts
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Foodstuffs
Glass products
Grain samples
Industrial equipment
Labels
Laser disc
Leather goods
Maps
Marble products
Measuring apparatus
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Parts, machine & electronic
Passports
Plastic made products
Samples, textile
Seeds
Shoes
Slides
Soil samples
Sports equipment
Stone/mineral samples for analysis
Tea
Telecommunications equipment
Textile articles
Tobacco
Toys
Typewriter ribbons
Wallpaper
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.