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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Pakistan

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

Prohibited Commodities for Pakistan

  • All items offensive to the Muslim culture or sensitive to the Middle East security situation are prohibited. These include pork products, religious publications/figures, imitation firearms/paraphernalia, military uniforms. Any item made or produced in India, Israel, are prohibited, any enquiries contact: Syed Abid Bukhari, Manager KHI GW email: Abid.Bukhari@dhl.com , phone: +92-21-34605801 or mobile: +92-301-8253801.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Invoices, blank
  • Ivory
  • Passports
  • 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)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuscripts
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Photos as part of business reports
Price lists
Publication not for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Chemicals, non-hazardous
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Industrial equipment
Maps
Phones/modems
Seeds
Ship spares
Textile articles
Transparencies


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