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DHL Express Import Guidelines: South Sudan

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

Prohibited Commodities for South Sudan

  • All items offensive to the Muslim culture or sensitive to the Middle East security situation are prohibited
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Cheques, blank (NI)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Drugs: non-prescription
  • Furs
  • Gambling devices
  • Imitation firearms/paraphernalia
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Military equipment
  • Military uniforms
  • Perishables
  • Playing cards
  • Pork products
  • Pornography
  • Religious publications/figures

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, blank
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
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
Communications equipment
Computer components & parts
Computer software
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: entertainment
Plant products
Ship spares
Telecommunications equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.