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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Poland

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

Prohibited Commodities for Poland

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, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Personal mail
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Price lists
Publication not for public resale
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Coffee
Cologne and perfume
Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Foodstuffs
Ivory
Medical samples
Oil products
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Plants
Precious metals & stones
Seeds
Tea
Textile articles
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.