Export Controls and Sanctions

The United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and many States have imposed sanctions (also referred to as “country sanctions” or “embargoes”) that restrict trade with certain countries or territories. Sanctions may include arms embargoes and other economic measures such as restrictions on imports and exports.
  • It is DHL's policy to comply with applicable international trade laws including relevant export control and sanctions restrictions.
  • Failure to comply may expose both DHL Express and its customers to severe criminal and civil penalties, and reputational damage.
  • In parallel with our trade compliance measures, DHL generally does not accept payments for shipments (or other transactions) outside of the United States in U.S. Dollars for U.S. sanctioned countries. (i.e. Belarus, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Syria).
DHL Express therefore requires that all shipments to High-Risk Sanctioned Countries are:
  • Accompanied by a Letter of Indemnity (LOI) signed by the shipper
  • Screened prior to export from the origin country
  • Subject to enhanced screening that may include a physical inspection
DHL Responsibilities
DHL Express performs Denied Party Screening for all shipments transported within its network.
  • The screening is undertaken to ensure DHL Express is compliant with applicable laws and regulations, and not on behalf of customers.
  • DHL Express cannot act as the Exporter for Export Control purposes, nor classify goods or apply for export licenses.
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