Prohibited goods in the DHL Express network

  • Live animals, including mammals, reptiles, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, insects, larvae and pupae.
  • Hunting (animal) trophies, animal parts such as ivory, shark fins, animal or ash scraps and animal by-products under CITES.
  • Human remains or ashes.
  • Unstamped precious metals (any precious metal, usually in the form of bricks or ingots).
  • Cash (legal tender - banknotes, coins).
  • Bulk gems and semi-precious stones (cut or uncut, polished or unpolished).
  • Whole firearms, ammunition, explosives, compressed, air-powered, imitation and replica firearms.
  • Illegal goods such as counterfeit goods, narcotics.
  • In addition transportation of any property that is prohibited by any law or regulation of any federal, state, or local government in any country to or through which the shipment is transported.
  • Radioactive substances.
  • Toxic gases.
  • Infectious substances classified in category A.
  • Other dangerous goods that exceed the limits of the limited amount of ADR.

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