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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Uruguay

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

Prohibited Commodities for Uruguay

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. Mats
  • Ivory
  • 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)

Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blueprints
Cash letters (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuscripts
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Passports
Ship manifest-computer generated
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Communications equipment
Compact disc
Computer software
Cosmetics
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Foodstuffs
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Medical samples
Personal effects
Phones/modems
Plant products
Plants
Seeds
Shoes
Textile articles
Tobacco


All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.