DHL Rate Changes - Jan 1, 2021 | Overview

Shipping carriers routinely update their products, adding or removing features and services, as well as adjusting their rates. These rate changes usually occur at the start of the year.

We understand the importance of staying up to date with changes regarding shipping rates as well as new or updated policies and procedures with each carrier. That is why we make it super simple to find that information.

All rate change information is cited from dhl-usa.com. Review the 2021 DHL Express Service and Rate Guide, rate change notes, and Frequently Asked Questions.

DHL Express rate changes go into effect on January 1, 2021.

Here is a brief summary of what's changing for ShippingEasy subscribers who have connected their DHL Express account with ShippingEasy:

DHL Express rates increase 4.9% on average

On January 1, 2021, shipping rates for DHL Express international services will increase by an average of 4.9%.

Download the DHL Express Service and Rate Guide 2021.

Changes to DHL Rates and Services

The changes in rates will apply to all DHL Express U.S. international services.

There are no new optional services or surcharges introduced for 2021.

There will be an increase in shipping surcharges and fees which could increase your overall shipping cost, notably:

  • Address correction will change from $17.00 per shipment to $18.00 per shipment

  • Change of billing will change from $17.00 per shipment to $18.00 per shipment

  • Dangerous Goods will change from $110.00 per shipment to $117.50 per shipment

  • Data Entry will change from $5.00 per waybill to $6.50 per waybill

  • Direct signature will change from $5.25 per shipment to $5.55 per shipment

  • Disbursement / Advance Payment will change from 2% of duties $15.00 min to 2% of duties $17.00 min

  • Dry Ice will change from $5.85 per shipment to $6.15 per shipment

  • Lithium Ion Batteries Section II (PI965) will change from $110.00 per shipment to $117.50 per shipment

  • Non- Stackable Pallet will change from $215.00 per piece to $245.00 per piece

  • Oversize Piece and Overweight Piece will change from $89.00 per piece to $94.00 per piece

  • Remote Area Pickup and Delivery will change from $0.40 per lb with a $40.00 minimum to the greater of $42.00 per shipment or $0.42 per lb

  • Residential address will change from $4.65 per shipment to $4.95 per shipment

  • Shipment Value Protection will change from $1.05 per $100.00 of coverage, $3.15 minimum to: $1.15 per $100.00 of coverage, $3.45 minimum

There is a change to the Single Clearance definition:

  • As of Jan 1, under 19 CRF 128 Express Consignments regulations, DHL will assess a service charge of 35$ for shipments when:

    • The importer requests a single formal entry if the shipment is qualified to be cleared informally on the manifest

    • If U.S. Customs and Border Protection requires Live Entry

    • If the commodity and country of origin require Antidumping/Countervailing Duties at time of import

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