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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Kazakhstan

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

Prohibited Commodities for Kazakhstan

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
Diplomatic mail*
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Personal mail
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Coffee samples
Cologne and perfume
Communications equipment
Computer components & parts
Cotton seed
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Fabrics & fabric samples
Grain samples
Leather goods
Measuring apparatus
Medical samples
Medical/dental supplies & equipment
Personal effects
Plant products
Soil samples
Telecommunications equipment
Televisions, television equipment
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.
*Diplomatic mail is only accepted for transportation directly from organizations authorized to send diplomatic mail (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic missions and organizations having diplomatic status), and also in accordance with the internal rules and procedures of DHL Express.