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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Brazil

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to Brazil.

Prohibited Commodities for Brazil

  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Personal mail
  • Pornography
  • Postal envelopes
  • Traveler Checks
  • Used goods, except personnal effects

Shipping Commodities – What You Need to Know

Certain commodities are considered as “Non-Document” and need to be accompanied by an invoice and, in some cases, additional customs documentation. Other commodities are considered simply as a “Document” and only require a DHL Waybill to be completed. The following list explains what you need to do in order to ship various commodities.

Document Commodities (Require only DHL Waybill)

Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blank forms
Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Cheques, blank (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Compact disc
Computer printouts
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, blank
Invoices, not blank
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Photos as part of business reports
Price lists
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

Commodities where you should contact your local Customer Service advisor to clarify shipping requirements

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Computer software
Diplomatic mail
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Grain samples
Jewellery, costume
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Military equipment
Personal effects
Plant products
Ship spares
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.