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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Botswana

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

Prohibited Commodities for Botswana

  • Antiques
  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous goods, haz. or comb. mats
  • Furs
  • Ivory
  • Pornography
  • Precious metals & stones

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)

Annual reports
Artwork inc.drawings/proofs/layouts
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Music, printed or manuscript
Personal mail
Price lists
Shipping schedules
Visa applications

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

All other commodities are Non-Document in nature and should be accompanied by a DHL Waybill and an Invoice.