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DHL Express Import Guidelines: Austria

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

Prohibited Commodities for Austria

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)

Airline tickets, issued/validated
Annual reports
Blank forms
Cash letters (NI)
Cheques, cancelled (NI)
Cheques, cashier (NI)
Computer printouts
Credit cards (NI)
Deeds
Diplomatic mail
Documents, general business
Invoices, not blank
Manuscripts
Money orders (NI)
Pamphlets
Passports
Ship manifest-computer generated
Shipping schedules
Transparencies
Visa applications

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

Alcoholic beverages
Animal products
Drugs: non-prescription
Drugs: prescription
Fabrics & fabric samples
Foodstuffs
Military equipment
Perishables
Radar equip.-transmitters/receivers
Samples, textile
Textile articles


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