Surcharges

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Surcharge
Description
How We Charge
Cost
Dangerous Goods
Full Dangerous Goods
Shipping Dangerous Goods
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Full Dangerous Goods
A surcharge is applied per shipment when the transportation of shipments involves handling substances and commodities classified as fully regulated in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. DG class 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 commodities, according to IATA regulations. Lithium Ion, Section II PI965-CAO. DHL Express does not accept:
Explosive material of Class 1
Class 2.3 toxic gas
Class 3: UN1204, UN2059, UN3064, UN3343, UN3357, UN3379
Class 4.1: UN1310, UN1320, UN1321, UN1322, UN1336, UN1337, UN1344, UN1347, UN1348, UN1349, UN1354, UN1355, UN1356, UN1357, UN1517, UN1571, UN2555, UN2556, UN2557, UN2852, UN2907, UN3317, UN3319, UN3344, UN3364, UN3365, UN3366, UN3367, UN3368, UN3369, UN3370, UN3376, UN3380, UN3474
Class 6.2 infectious substance except UN3373
Radioactive material of Class 7 including Excepted Packages. To start shipping Dangerous Goods or to find out more, call the DHL International Dangerous Goods Hotline at 1-866-817-3794.

Contractual agreement required.
Per Shipment
145.00 USD
Dry Ice UN1845
When cool is not cold enough
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Dry Ice UN1845
A surcharge is applied when the transportation of shipments involves handling Dry Ice UN1845 as a freezing agent for non-dangerous goods such as diagnostic specimens.

Contractual agreement required.
Per Piece
7.05 USD
Consumer Goods
Packages containing perfumes and prescription medicine intended for retail.
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Consumer Goods
A surcharge is applied for shipments containing consumer goods such as perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, nail varnish and prescription medicines as covered by the IATA ID8000 section and packed in a form intended for retail sale and shipped to private individuals (B2C). To start shipping Consumer Goods or to find out more, call the DHL International Dangerous Goods Hotline at 1-866-817-3794.

Contractual agreement required.
Per Shipment
23.00 USD
Biological Substances
Shipping biological substances
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Biological Substances
Shipments containing Biological Substances Category B (UN3373) or genetically modified organisms as per UN3245 are only accepted in combination with DHL Medical Express.

Contractual agreement required.
Per Shipment
No Charge
Remote Area Services
Remote Area Delivery
When shipping to a remote area
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Remote Area Delivery
DHL applies a surcharge per shipment when the pick up or delivery destination location is remote. Remote is defined as distant islands and highlands, a postal code, suburb or town that is difficult, inaccessible or infrequently served.
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Shipment
49.00 USD minimum and 0.49 USD per lb. (or 0.5 kg.)
Remote Area Pickup
Importing shipments from remote pickup locations
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Remote Area Pickup
DHL applies a surcharge per shipment when the pick up or delivery destination location is remote. Remote is defined as distant islands and highlands, a postal code, suburb or town that is difficult, inaccessible or infrequently served.
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Shipment
49.00 USD minimum and 0.49 USD per lb. (or 0.5 kg.)
Security Services
Elevated Risk
Countries where DHL operates at elevated risk.
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Elevated Risk
A surcharge is applied when shipping to or importing from a destination country, DHL is operating at elevated risk due to continuous state of war, civil unrest, or continuous threats from terrorism. The list of destination countries in scope is published online as part of the respective surcharge table. This charge may apply in addition to either Restricted Destination or Exporter Validation.
 
Countries affected (subject to change): Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Mali, Niger, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen
Per Shipment
20.00 USD
Restricted Destination
Shipping in compliance with trade restrictions
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Restricted Destination
A surcharge applies when shipping goods to or importing from a destination country that is subject to specific trade restrictions imposed by the UN Security Council.
 
Countries affected (subject to change): Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
Per Shipment
30.00 USD
Data Correction
Address Correction
Our priority is to get your shipment in the right hands.
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Address Correction
A surcharge is applied per shipment when the destination address provided by the shipper is incomplete, outdated or incorrect and DHL is subsequently unable to deliver the shipment. DHL searches and determines the correct address to complete the delivery.
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Shipment
21.00 USD
Data Entry
The benefit of centralized data is on-time deliveries.
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Data Entry
A surcharge applies for each shipment consigned with non-electronic, paper based manual house waybills. Electronic shipping documentation incurs no additional charges.
Per Shipment
6.50 USD
Additional Handling
Overweight Piece
Shipment pieces exceeding 70 kg
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Overweight Piece
A fixed surcharge is applied to every piece, including a pallet, that exceeds a scale or volumetric weight of 150 lbs. for shipments originating in the U.S. and U.S. Territories (70 kg. for shipments originating outside of the U.S. and U.S. Territories).
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Piece
99.00 USD
Oversize Piece
Large pieces exceeding 120 cm
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Oversize Piece
A fixed surcharge is applied to every piece, including a pallet, with a single dimension in excess of 48 inches for shipments originating in the U.S. and U.S. Territories (120 cm. for shipments originating outside of the U.S. and U.S. Territories).
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Piece
70.00 USD
Non-Stackable Pallet
When shipping non-stackable pallets
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Non-Stackable Pallet
This fixed surcharge is applied to every pallet within a shipment that cannot be stacked, either on request by the shipper, or because of its shape, content or packaging material.
 
Applies to domestic and international shipments.
Per Pallet
300.00 USD
Temporary Surcharges
Emergency Situation
Service continuation in emergency situations
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Emergency Situation
A temporary surcharge, which allows us to cover operating cost increases due to an emergency situation out of DHL’s control. Change in market dynamics and air capacity availability is reflected through regular price adjustments.
Peak Season
Applies to shipments during a Peak Period.
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Peak Season
A Peak Period is to be determined by DHL at its own discretion, but may include a time of high demand for shipping services or a period with high operational cost. Peak Season Surcharge details to be provided and are subject to change upon 30 days prior notice.

To Be Determined

To Be Determined

More About Surcharges
More About Surcharges
  • In order to maintain a consistently high level of service DHL Express levies under given conditions a surcharge for exceptional activities
  • DHL Express regularly evaluates the level of these surcharges to reflect the changing costs associated with offering exceptional activities
  • We strive to ensure these surcharges remain fair for our customers
Changes in fuel prices result in fluctuating costs for the transport industry, necessitating a variable fuel surcharge which may rise, fall or be removed, in line with movements in fuel prices.
All services
Month
Export Surcharge
Import Surcharge
December 2022
24.00%
27.75%
November 2022
21.00%
24.75%
October 2022
21.50%
25.25%
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The fuel surcharge for International Time Definite and Day Definite and U.S. Domestic services will be based on the monthly average spot prices for kerosene/jet fuel (monthly average spot prices are found on the U.S Gulf Coast Index), as published by the US Department of Energy. Prices are expressed in (USD) cents per US gallon.
There will be a two month lag in the application of the index. For example, the monthly average price for fuel in January is used to determine the applicable surcharge for March. This is due to the release dates of the spot pricing data.
The fuel surcharge applies to transportation charges on all services and to the following surcharges (where applicable):
  • Saturday Delivery
  • Saturday Pickup
  • Elevated Risk
  • Emergency Situation
  • Remote Area Delivery
  • Remote Area Pickup
  • Dedicated Pickup
  • Dedicated Delivery
  • Residential Address
  • Overweight Piece
  • Oversize Piece
  • Non-Stackable Pallet
  • Residential Delivery
  • Premium 9:00
  • Premium 10:30
  • Premium 12:00
DHL Express reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and table with or without notice. Both the amount and duration of the surcharge will be determined at DHL's sole discretion. If the fuel surcharge drops below 6.50% or rises above 14.25% the above table will be updated.
DHL Jet Fuel Index
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At least
But Less Than
Export Surcharge
Import Surcharge
$3.07
$3.11
20.00%
23.75%
$3.11
$3.15
20.25%
24.00%
$3.15
$3.19
20.50%
24.25%
$3.19
$3.23
20.75%
24.50%
$3.23
$3.27
21.00%
24.75%
$3.27
$3.31
21.25%
25.00%
$3.31
$3.35
21.50%
25.25%
$3.35
$3.39
21.75%
25.50%
$3.39
$3.43
22.00%
25.75%
$3.43
$3.47
22.25%
26.00%
$3.47
$3.51
22.50%
26.25%
$3.51
$3.55
22.75%
26.50%
$3.55
$3.59
23.00%
26.75%
$3.59
$3.63
23.25%
27.00%
$3.63
$3.67
23.50%
27.25%
$3.67
$3.71
23.75%
27.50%
$3.71
$3.75
24.00%
27.75%
$3.75
$3.79
24.25%
28.00%
$3.79
$3.83
24.50%
28.25%
$3.83
$3.87
24.75%
28.50%
$3.87
$3.91
25.00%
28.75%
$3.91
$3.95
25.25%
29.00%
$3.95
$3.99
25.50%
29.25%
$3.99
$4.03
25.75%
29.50%
$4.03
$4.07
26.00%
29.75%
$4.07
$4.11
26.25%
30.00%
$4.11
$4.15
26.50%
30.25%
$4.15
$4.19
26.75%
30.50%
$4.19
$4.23
27.00%
30.75%
$4.23
$4.27
27.25%
31.00%
$4.27
$4.31
27.50%
31.25%
$4.31
$4.35
27.75%
31.50%
$4.35
$4.39
28.00%
31.75%
$4.39
$4.43
28.25%
32.00%
$4.43
$4.47
28.50%
32.25%
$4.47
$4.51
28.75%
32.50%
$4.51
$4.55
29.00%
32.75%
$4.55
$4.59
29.25%
33.00%
$4.59
$4.63
29.50%
33.25%
$4.63
$4.67
29.75%
33.50%
$4.67
$4.71
30.00%
33.75%
$4.71
$4.75
30.25%
34.00%
$4.75
$4.79
30.50%
34.25%
$4.79
$4.83
30.75%
34.50%
$4.83
$4.87
31.00%
34.75%
$4.87
$4.91
31.25%
35.00%
$4.91
$4.95
31.50%
35.25%
$4.95
$4.99
31.75%
35.50%
$4.99
$5.03
32.00%
35.75%
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