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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Nicaragua

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

Prohibited Commodities for Nicaragua

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Military equipment
  • 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, issued/validated
Annual reports
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Cash letters (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Computer printouts
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Personal mail
Postal envelopes
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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Communications equipment
Cotton seed
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: Prescription
Fire extinguishers
Grain samples
Medical samples
Plant products
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Telecommunications equipment
Works of art
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.