Dangerous goods are products or substances that pose a risk to safety, health or the environment during transport. These goods must be properly packaged and handled. At DHL Express, we have years of experience and expertise in the safe transport of dangerous goods. Take a look at our number of Guides and Resources on this page and reach out to our Customer Services team at the link below if you have any further questions.
You can recognize these goods by the ‘restricted commodities’ labels below. To ship these dangerous goods, you need certain permits and approval in advance.
Some goods do not appear to be hazardous, but may contain hazardous components or substances, such as lithium batteries, mercury, toxic or flammable substances. You can recognize these by the red diamond-shaped labels below. Always contact our Customer Service for verification before offering these goods for shipping.
Effective from 6 April 2022, The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 outlined a response to the threat of corrosive substances as a weapon. As a counter measure, these substances cannot be sold nor delivered to persons under 18 years old.
Find out more about these new measures and what it means for your business here.
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