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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Bolivia

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

Prohibited Commodities for Bolivia

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)

Advertising brochures/pamphlets
Airline tickets, blank stock (NI)
Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Charts/graphs
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diplomatic mail
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Microfiche & microfilm
Money orders (NI)
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publication not for public resale
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Catalogues
Coffee
Coffee samples
Drugs: prescription
Electronic equipment
Eye glasses and contacts
Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
Films: promotional, training
Foodstuffs
Grain samples
Labels
Personal effects
Plant products
Plants
Textile articles
Tobacco
All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.

To DHL Express Customers and Importers:

As of March 17, 2014, please note the following change for the release of imported goods.
  • For Informal Clearance arrangements, the charge will be Bs 280 per shipment
  • For Formal Clearance arrangements, the charge will be Bs 490 per shipment
DHL (BOLIVIA) S.R.L.