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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Argentina

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

Prohibited Commodities for Argentina

  • Asbestos
  • Cash letters (NI)
  • Cheques, blank (NI)
  • Cotton seed
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Perishables
  • 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, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blank forms
Blueprints
Charts/graphs
Deeds
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuscripts
Music, printed or manuscript
Pamphlets
Passports
Personal mail
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Antiques
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Clocks/watches
Coal & firewood
Coffee
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Communications equipment
Compact disc
Cosmetics
Cotton
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Electronic games
Eye glasses and contacts
Fabrics & fabric samples
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: promotional, training
Foodstuffs
Fotolithos
Furs
Grain samples
Industrial equipment
Liquids, non-hazardous
Measuring apparatus
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Military equipment
Personal effects
Phones/modems
Plant products
Plants
Seeds
Ship spares
Shoes
Soil samples
Subs. cont'g sodium/calc. cyclamate
Tea
Textile articles
Tobacco
Toys
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.