Surcharges

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Surcharge
Description
How We Charge
Cost
Dangerous Goods
Consumer Goods
Packages containing perfumes and prescription medicine intended for retail.
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Consumer Goods

A surcharge is applied for shipments containing consumer goods such as perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, nail varnish and prescription medicines as covered by the IATA ID8000 section and packed in a form intended for retail sale and shipped to private individuals (B2C).

Contractual agreement required.

Per Shipment
€80.00
Remote Area Services
Remote Area Delivery
When shipping to a remote area
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Remote Area Delivery
This surcharge applies when a shipment is delivered to a location that is distant or difficult to serve.
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Shipment
USD 26.00
Remote Area Pickup
Importing shipments from remote pickup locations
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Remote Area Pickup
This surcharge applies when an import shipment is collected from a location that is distant or difficult to serve.
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Shipment
USD 26.00
Security Services
Elevated Risk
Countries where DHL operates at elevated risk.
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Elevated Risk
A surcharge is applied when shipping to or importing from a destination country, DHL is operating at elevated risk due to continuous state of war, civil unrest, or continuous threats from terrorism.
 
Countries affected (subject to change): Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Mali, Niger, Sudan, Syria and Yemen
Per Shipment
USD 22.00
Restricted Destination
Shipping in compliance with trade restrictions
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Restricted Destination
A surcharge applies when shipping goods to or importing from a destination country that is subject to specific trade restrictions imposed by the UN Security Council.
 
Countries affected (subject to change): Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
Per Shipment
USD 34.00
Other Surcharges
Emergency Situation
Service continuation in emergency situations
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Emergency Situation
This surcharge applies in exceptional cases when DHL is required to recover costs associated with temporary emergency situations beyond DHL’s control which could not be reasonably anticipated at the commencement of an agreement.
Changes in fuel prices result in fluctuating costs for the transport industry, necessitating a variable fuel surcharge which may rise, fall or be removed, in line with movements in fuel prices.
Domestic and International Time Definite services
Month
Surcharges
August 2021
18.50%
July 2021
17.75%
June 2021
17.00%
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The fuel surcharge for International Time Definite and Day Definite services will be based on the monthly average spot prices for US Gulf Coast (USGC) kerosene-type jet fuel, as reported by the U.S. Department of Energy.
There will be a two month lag in the application of the index. For example, the monthly average price for fuel in January is used to determine the applicable surcharge for March. This is due to the release dates of the spot pricing data.
The fuel surcharge applies to transportation charges on all services and to the following surcharges (where applicable):
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Saturday Pickup
  • Elevated Risk
  • Emergency Situation
  • Remote Area Delivery
  • Remote Area Pickup
  • Dedicated Pickup
  • Dedicated Delivery
  • Residential Address
  • Overweight Piece
  • Oversize Piece
  • Non-Stackable Pallet
DHL Express reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and table with or without notice. Both the amount and duration of the surcharge will be determined at DHL's sole discretion.
Jet Fuel Index (USD per gallon)
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At least
But Less Than
Surcharge
$1.12
$1.15
12.50%
$1.15
$1.18
12.75%
$1.18
$1.21
13.00%
$1.21
$1.24
13.25%
$1.24
$1.27
13.50%
$1.27
$1.30
13.75%
$1.30
$1.33
14.00%
$1.33
$1.36
14.25%
$1.36
$1.39
14.50%
$1.39
$1.42
14.75%
$1.42
$1.45
15.00%
$1.45
$1.48
15.25%
$1.48
$1.51
15.50%
$1.51
$1.54
15.75%
$1.54
$1.57
16.00%
$1.57
$1.60
16.25%
$1.60
$1.63
16.50%
$1.63
$1.66
16.75%
$1.66
$1.69
17.00%
$1.69
$1.72
17.25%
$1.72
$1.75
17.50%
$1.75
$1.78
17.75%
$1.78
$1.81
18.00%
$1.81
$1.84
18.25%
$1.84
$1.87
18.50%
$1.87
$1.90
18.75%
$1.90
$1.93
19.00%
$1.93
$1.96
19.25%
$1.96
$1.99
19.50%
$1.99
$2.02
19.75%
$2.02
$2.05
20.00%
$2.05
$2.08
20.25%
$2.08
$2.11
20.50%
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