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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Latvia

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

Prohibited Commodities for Latvia

Dangerous goods
Drugs: prescription
Military equipment
Money orders (NI)
Pornography

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
Blank forms
Blueprints
Booklets, brochures (non-adv.)
Books: hardbk/paperbk non-comm. use
Business cards
Calendars
Cash letters (NI)
Catalogues
Charts/graphs
Cheques, blank (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit card blanks (NI)
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diaries
Diskettes
Documents, general business
Drawings, technical/architect/eng.
Invoices, blank
Invoices, not blank
Labels
Magazines, periodicals, journals
Manuals, technical
Manuscripts
Maps
Music, printed or manuscript
Negatives, including x-rays, films
Newspapers
Pamphlets
Passports
Personal mail
Photographs
Photos as part of business reports
Plans/drawings-arch/indust/eng. pur
Playing cards
Postal envelopes
Price lists
Price tickets for garments
Publications for public resale
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Slides
Visa applications

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

(local list of commodities)Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Animal skins
Antiques
Computer software
Diplomatic mail
Drugs: non-prescription
Foodstuffs
Furs
Grain samples
Seeds
Tobacco
Works of art

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