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DHL Express Import Guidelines: El Salvador

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

Prohibited Commodities for El Salvador

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)

Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Passports
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

Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Foodstuffs
Medical samples

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