If you ship consignments subject to customs duty, DHL Express expects certain customs or invoice data in the electronic shipment data (EDI) from now on for smooth customs processing and package delivery. The EDI is generated in Carrier Connect and transmitted when the pickup is completed.
In the carrier configuration account of DHL Express, AEB provides you with the Transfer customs data option. Use this option to control whether the customs/invoice data is transferred or not.
- Before enabling the option, make sure that all the required information is filled in the shipping order.
Customs/invoice data DHL Express expects in the EDI
For consignments subject to customs duty, you must ensure that you fill in the following fields in the shipping order:
|Field||Business facade field name||Remark|
|Shipping order||Incoterm destination||incotermDestination|
|Shipping order||Terms of delivery||termsOfDeliveryCode|
|Shipping order||Customs value
Customs value currency
|was already a required field|
|Shipping order||Additional field export reason||additionalValues - code: DHLEXPINTEXPRSN|
|Shipping order||Additional field invoice date||additionalValues - code: DHLEXPINTINVDATE|
|Shipping order||Additional field invoice amount||additionalValues - code: DHLEXPINTINVAMOU||Default: Customs value|
|Shipping order||Additional field invoice amount currency||additionalValues - code: DHLEXPINTINVCURR||Default: Customs value currency|
Gross weight unit
Net weight unit
Goods value unit
|Item||Customs tariff number||customsTariffNumber|
|Item||Country of origin||countryOfOriginsISOCode|
- Your company is responsible for the correct population of the fields, and this must also be ensured when transmitting data from your host systems.
- The value “0” for the customs tariff number will result in manual editing or delay in processing.
How to enable the transfer of customs/invoice data in Carrier Connect
To enable the transfer of customs/invoice data, go to Master data – Carrier configurations and open the carrier. In the Accounts sheet, open the account in question. In the Carrier data generation field group, check the Transfer customs data option.
For shipping orders subject to customs duty, the fields expected by DHL Express become required fields when the option is enabled, and the values are transmitted to DHL.
- If you are an existing customer, please consult your DHL contact before transmitting the customs data.