Customs Services

DHL Express has extensive worldwide customs knowledge and experience. We know that a smooth and efficient customs clearance process helps your shipments arrive as quickly as possible. We provide standardize services that effectively support the customs clearance process.
Customs Services
Description
How We Charge
Cost
Customs Preparation
Export Declaration
Sometimes a shipment needs one more document.
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Applies in countries where an export declaration is required for shipments containing controlled commodities or exceeding a certain value threshold or weight.

Depending on origin country, shippers that submit a declaration online may avoid the local charge.

Per Shipment
INR 2,200
Preferential Origin
DHL can prepare common documents required for customs clearance.
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At Shipper’s request, the preparation or provision of a Certificate of Origin or other similar forms by DHL to certify the goods in a particular export shipment have been produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country allowing preferential rates of duty to be claimed at destination. Common examples are EUR1, Form A, ATR1.
Per Shipment
INR 750
Customs Process
Formal Clearance
High-value thresholds vary from country to country.
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Applied in selected countries, when importing goods with an aggregated declaration value or weight exceeding the limits set by destination customs authorities, or due to other regulatory requirements are excluded from routine clearance procedures.
Per Shipment
INR 2,600
Bonded Storage
Get the fastest clearance with accurate details.
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Storage charges apply when the shipment cannot be released by customs due to inaccurate or missing paperwork.

Charges take effect three calendar days after the freight arrival date or broker notification, whichever is later. The charge applies to the duty and taxes payer.

Per Shipment
Per Day
After 3 Calendar Days
INR 500 or INR 4.45/kg/day, whichever is higher
Clearance Data Modification
When customs needs you to update your invoice.
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A surcharge applies in case the customs declared value of a shipment requires modification either before or during the customs clearance process.
Per Shipment
INR 800
Permits and Licences
We facilitate the license filing process.
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To accelerate import of selected controlled commodities, such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer monitors, laser CD players, cosmetics, eyeglasses, food and food products, DHL is required to file specific information in order to obtain the required import permits or licenses. 
Per Shipment
INR 2,600
Customs Support
Advance Payment
Expedite clearance when DHL pays duties and taxes!
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DHL accelerates the customs process by paying duties and tax charges relating to a shipment for customs clearance.
Per Shipment
INR 550 or 2.5% of duty
Broker Notification
We can seamlessly include your broker in our process.
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At the customer’s request, DHL will provide the necessary paperwork to the customer’s designated broker to perform the import clearance and resume the delivery to the final destination once the clearance is completed.

DHL is subsequently not responsible for the timeliness of the submission to customs or for the release of the shipment.

Per Shipment
INR 2,750
Release to Broker
Your broker can take responsibility for the shipment.
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At shipper or importer request, the release of a DHL Express shipment to the customers designated customs broker of choice.

DHL will transfer the responsibility for a shipment and related customs documentation to the customer’s nominated broker for clearance and last mile delivery.

Per Shipment
INR 2,750
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