Sending Packages to Family in Cuba via DHL

DHL, a German courier, parcel, and express mail service, has been a reliable option for Cubans residing abroad who wish to send packages to their families in Cuba. The company’s presence on the island for several years has made it a preferred choice for many due to its efficiency and reliability. Here’s a guide on how to send packages to Cuba from anywhere in the world using DHL.

Why Choose DHL?

DHL is considered by many to be the most reliable and expedient way to transport packages to Cuba. While other companies have received criticism for their management, delivery delays, and even losses, DHL maintains its prestige and demonstrates enviable effectiveness in its operations.

What Can You Send to Cuba via DHL?

In general, a wide range of items can be sent. However, it is recommended to contact the nearest DHL offices to clarify shipping requirements in the specific case of:

  • Medications
  • Electronic equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Coffee
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Communications equipment
  • Cotton
  • Computer components and parts
  • Cosmetic products
  • Phones / modems
  • Plastic products
  • Radar equipment. Transmitters / receivers
  • Textile items
  • Shoes
  • Soil samples
  • Sports equipment
  • Stone / mineral samples for analysis.
  • Substances containing sodium / calcium
  • Telecommunication equipment
  • Television equipment
  • Toys

Certain products are considered “non-documented” and must be accompanied by an invoice and, in some cases, have additional customs documentation. Other products are considered simply as a “document” and only require a DHL guide to be completed.

Customs Requirements for Sending Packages to Cuba

Natural persons who send packages to Cuba must comply with the following requirements:

  • Payment of customs duties will always be executed in convertible pesos (CUC) for those shipments without commercial character.
  • To determine the value of the miscellanea, the Value/Weight alternative will be applied, valuing at 20.00 pesos for each kilogram.
  • Shipments of appliances, as well as durable equipment and their parts or pieces are valued individually.
  • The first 30 pesos or its equivalent in 1.5 kg according to the Value/Weight valuation of shipments to natural persons, are exempt from payment.
  • Shipments of each item must be declared and the value of them cannot exceed 200 pesos.
  • The recipient of the shipment must be a person different from the sender and the dispatch is made to the consignee according to the corresponding transport document or by a notarial power.
  • Customers who receive shipments with a value above 30 pesos and up to 200 pesos, must pay a rate of 100 percent.
  • Groupings of packages sent to the same person from different senders will not be allowed.

DHL Offices in Cuba

There are several DHL offices across Cuba where users can receive information on how to make a shipment, how to proceed with the shipment, or how to obtain information about a package shipment that has been made from another country via DHL.

In conclusion, DHL offers a reliable and efficient service for sending packages to Cuba. However, it’s important to be aware of the customs requirements and restrictions on what can be sent. Always check with your local DHL office for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Please note that this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal or financial advice.

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