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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Kuwait

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

Prohibited Commodities for Kuwait

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Cheques, blank (NI)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Grain samples
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Invoices, blank
  • Ivory
  • Perishables
  • Playing cards
  • Pornography
  • Tobacco

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, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blank forms
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Cash letters (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not for public resale
Publications 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

Cologne and perfume
Communications equipment
Compact disc
Computer components & parts
Computer software
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Films: entertainment
Films: promotional, training
Fire extinguishers
Laser disc
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Plant products
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Telecommunications equipment
Televisions, television equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.