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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Italy

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

Prohibited Commodities for Italy

  • Antiques (breakable and/or fragile)
  • Asbestos
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined in IATA Regulations)
  • Ivory
Time Definite:
  • Flowers
  • Military goods (gears and components)
  • Worn-out lubricating oil
Day Definite:
  • Animals (including beneficial insects)
  • Airline tickets, train tickets and event tickets
  • Demijohns (wine, olive oil)
  • Personal Effects (not evaluable)
  • Hard-shell boats
  • Sheet metal
  • Furniture from removals
  • Military goods (gears and components)
  • Antiques (furniture included) / Work of art /artistic glass works
  • Currency and negotiable instruments in any form (nominal and cash-like) credit cards, telephone cards
  • Hazardous or combustible materials as defined in ADR Regulations (Restricted in ADR LQ limited quantities: i.e. parfumes)
  • Perishables
  • Means of transport ( i.e. cars, motorcycles, etc.)
  • Worn-out lubricating oil
  • Plants and Flowers.

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.