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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Côte D’Ivoire

Shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to consider when sending express shipments to Côte D’Ivoire.

Prohibited Commodities for Côte D’Ivoire

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)
Annual reports
Artwork inc. drawings/proofs/layouts
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuals, technical
Music, printed or manuscript
Personal mail
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Playing cards
Price lists
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

Chemicals, non-hazardous
Drugs: prescription
Medical samples
Oil products
X-ray machines
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.