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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Mexico

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

Prohibited Commodities for Mexico

  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Gambling devices
  • Ivory
  • Military equipment
  • Perishables
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography

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)

Advertising brochures/pamphlets
Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blank forms
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Business cards
Calendars
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit card blanks (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuscripts
Money orders (NI)
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
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
Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Circuits & circuit boards
Coal & firewood
Coffee
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Compact disc
Computer components & parts
Cosmetics
Cotton
Cotton seed
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Electronic games
Eye glasses and contacts
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: entertainment
Films: promotional, training
Fire extinguishers
Foodstuffs
Furs
Grain samples
Industrial equipment
Isopropanol
Jewellery, costume
Laser disc
Leather goods
Liquids, non-hazardous
Measuring apparatus
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Oil products
Personal effects
Phones/modems
Plant products
Plants
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Samples, textile
Seeds
Shoes
Soil samples
Sports equipment
Stone/mineral samples for analysis
Subs. cont'g sodium/calc. cyclamate
Swatches
Tea
Telecommunications equipment
Televisions, television equipment
Textile articles
Tobacco
Toys
Wallpaper
Yarn
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.