When a shipment enters or leaves the country, customs reviews the accompanying paperwork and shipment contents to ensure the shipper has followed all the appropriate rules and regulations.
While proper documentation is important for avoiding customs delays, it is also important to be familiar with the customs clearance entry types and processes.
Depending upon the value, commodity and entry type, the customs clearance process will vary.
To make a formal entry of goods (for imported commercial shipments) into the U.S., the following documents are generally required:
The following commodities are not acceptable for transport by DHL under any circumstances. This is a result of a policy decision, following the full consideration of operational, legal and risk management teams.
Before your exporter hands over shipments to DHL, help them make sure the paperwork is complete and accurate to help avoid delays in the customs process.
Review this checklist to help ensure faster customs clearance.