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
€40.00
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
12.10 USD
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
52.50 USD
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
20.00 USD
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
11.80 USD
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
12.10 USD
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
Quoted case-by-case
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
24.20 USD
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
7.40 USD
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
7.40 USD
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
11.80 USD
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
€40.00
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