Important Information

Until further notice DHL Express will no longer accept shipments of military items subject to national export (or extra-territorial re-export) controls. This suspension does not include shipments of licensed dual-use items.

If you are uncertain whether your shipment contains military items subject to national export (or extra-territorial re-export) controls, you must contact your national licensing authority (and/or the licensing authority in the country of origin of the Military Items) to verify.

DHL Express will update its prices, effective January 2021. In Panama, the average price increase will be 5.00%.
The price change applies to all discounted rates and agreements, where contracts allow.

Due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, response times to phone and email inquiries may be longer than usual.

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Given the significant impacts of COVID-19 on the global aviation industry and in order to help us maintain reliable and high quality delivery services for you and your customers, DHL Express introduced a temporary Emergency Situation Surcharge in early April.

Since the onset of this global pandemic, DHL teams have been working around the clock, adapting and adjusting the operations of our global network to align with new developments, regulatory requirements and constant changes in capacity and demand.

ADJUSTMENT OF THE EMERGENCY SITUATION SURCHARGE

As market conditions continue to evolve with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Emergency Situation Surcharge will be adjusted downwards effective July 1, 2020.

This adjustment reflects changes in market dynamics and air capacity availability. Given expected reductions to our additional costs out of China and Hong Kong, we will make a downward adjustment for the following origin/destination combinations:

  • China to Europe/Americas/Rest of World: from € $2.00 USD p/kg to $1.00 USD p/kg
  • China/Hong Kong to Australia/New Zealand: from $2.00 USD p/kg to $1.00 USD p/kg

Below, you will find the details of the adjusted Emergency Situation Surcharge per origin and destination combination.

Charge in USD per KG

DHL Express Emergency Situation Surcharge as of July 1st, 2020
For shipments billed in kgs (USD/kg)
  Destination
Origin Hong Kong*
& China
Australia &
New Zealand***
Rest of Asia**  Europe Americas Rest of World
China $1.00 $1.90 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Hong Kong* $1.00 $1.90 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Rest of Asia** $1.00 $1.90 $1.00 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22
Europe $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22
Americas $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22
Rest of World $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22

* Hong Kong and Macau

** Rest of Asia (Asia excluding China and Hong Kong) = Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Japan, Cambodia, Kiribati, South Korea, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Caledonia, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, North Korea, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa. Australia, and New Zealand as origin only.

***All shipments from Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea to Australia/New Zealand/Papua New Guinea will be charged €0.20/kg regardless of billing location.

For your reference, below you will find the current Emergency Situation Surcharge, as applied since May 24th, 2020.

For shipments billed in kgs (USD/kg)
Destination
Origin Hong Kong**
& China
Australia &
New Zealand
Rest of Asia* Europe Americas Rest of World
China $1.00 $2.00 $1.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Hong Kong $1.00 $2.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Rest of Asia $1.00 $1.90 $1.00 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22
Europe $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22
Americas $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22
Rest of World $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22 $0.22

* Rest of Asia (Asia excluding China and Hong Kong) = Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Japan, Cambodia, Kiribati, South Korea, Laos, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Nepal, Nauru, Niue, North Korea, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Samoa. Australia, and New Zealand as origin only.

** Hong Kong = Hong Kong and Macau

Please note that the Emergency Situation Surcharge is a temporary charge, which allows us to cover part of the operating cost increases and the necessary air network adjustments. We will continue to evaluate and adjust the ESS as market conditions evolve for the duration of this emergency situation.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your local DHL representative.

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