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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Vietnam

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

Prohibited Commodities for Vietnam

  • Dangerous goods, hazardous or combustible materials, including asbestos, as defined by IATA or by applicable sea or road transport regulations (e.g. ADR in Europe). Dry ice is acceptable in limited quantities on predefined sectors (refer to the Regional Dangerous Goods Co-ordinator)
  • Pornography
  • Antiques (brittle and/or fragile).
  • Asbestos
  • Fur
  • Hazardous materials or flammable (as stipulated by IATA)

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.
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.
For shipments over weight limit, contact via email: