Customs Regulatory Updates

Stay up-to-date on important customs regulations from around the world!

Customs authorities regulatory requirements vary from country to country across the world. The often-changing, diverse trade regulations and requirements create complexities and challenges in shipping cross-border.
Following customs regulations will enable you to:
  • Minimize unnecessary transit time and clearance delays
  • Enable correct assessment of duties and taxes
  • Reduce or eliminate the possible risk of fines and penalties
  • Avoid unnecessary customer service contact
Before shipping internationally
Before shipping internationally

It is essential that shippers conduct their own research to be familiar with the key export requirements of the origin country, import requirements of the destination country, and/or request regulatory advisory from its own tax/legal advisors. This will support the shipper's compliance with the relevant country regulations, avoiding potential clearance delays, fines and penalties by regulatory authorities.
While DHL Express provides details on some noteworthy customs regulatory updates which may affect our customers as they ship with us, we highly recommend referring to official local customs authority sites for complete information.
While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained herein has been obtained, produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of such information.
All information contained herein is provided on an “as is” basis. In no event will DHL Express, its related partnerships or corporations under the DHL Group, or the partners, agents or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information contained herein or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
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When Shipping with DHL
We make it our business to be ready for the latest customs regulations. When you create shipments in MyDHL+, we'll help you provide shipment details that support the most efficient customs clearance process.
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