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
Temporary Import Export
Do you need to ship something, but need it returned to you?
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When requested by the shipper or importer, DHL prepares the merchandise or goods for their temporary export and later import.

Raw or semi-finished materials can be imported into a Customs’ approved Export Processing Zone or Free Trade Zone for value adding activities, providing the finished goods are subsequently exported.

Per Shipment
5,700.00 ISK
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
1,500.00 ISK
Bonded Transit
Will the package need to be transferred under bond?
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A bonded shipment occurs when DHL is requested to move non-document foreign-origin goods to a location other than the regular DHL gateway at destination.

Bonded Transit is normally operated within a country or customs union, and is necessary prior to final clearance by the importer or designated broker. Bonded Transit applies to both export and import shipments whenever DHL is required to open, manage or report any form of transfer under bond using our own guarantee.

Per Shipment
6,490.00 ISK
Multiline Entry
We can list all the goods on the invoice for processing.
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A service charge will be assessed for multiline item entries with more than five lines.

An example would be – one shipment with multiple products or multiple invoices. All products require identification and must be classified under separate harmonized tariff numbers.

Per Line
750.00 ISK
Clearance Authorization
We can intercept a shipment before customs begins their review.
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Applies when the designated importer has specifically requested to be contacted by DHL before customs clearance is initiated. Charges to be applied against any import where DHL is required to intercept the inbound process and contact an importer where there is no indication on the shipment paperwork or regulatory requirements to do so. 
Per Shipment
1,420.00 ISK
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
2,500.00 ISK
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
3,750.00 ISK
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
2,500.00 ISK
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
7,000.00 ISK
Permits and Licenses
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
3,000.00 ISK
Customs Support
Disbursement
Expedite clearance when DHL pays duties and taxes!
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At the receiver’s request, DHL credit or cash is used to fund the clearance, duty and tax charges relating to a shipment or piece, instead of the receiver using their own bond or credit line.

The customs process is accelerated, with DHL making prompt payment of relevant charges while the receiver defers payment until an agreed date.

Per Shipment

Individuals - 1,200.00 ISK

 

Businessess - 1,800.00 ISK

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
1,420.00 ISK
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
1,500.00 ISK
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
5,700.00 ISK

Other Government Agency

We can get government issued documents for you.
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Completion of Veterinary, Health and/or Phytosanitary controls at the First Point of Entry in a country or a Customs Union. Goods such as foods, animal products, plants, seeds, pharmaceuticals although accepted for transportation by DHL Express require by Law a Health, Veterinary and/or Phytosanitary control, sometimes including an original regulatory certificate or permit issued by the competent authority in the origin/manufacturing country.
Per Shipment
2,500.00 ISK
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