Less paperwork -
more time for your business

Less paperwork -
more time for your business

Save time and money when creating your dutiable international shipments: With DHL Paperless Trade, you can easily submit your customs paperwork online, eliminating the need to print out and attach commercial or pro forma invoices and export documentation to your shipment.


  • Save time: Simply transmit accompanying paperwork online
  • Save money: Reduction of paper and printing costs
  • Protecting the environment: Reduced paper consumption
  • Faster customs clearance: Digital transmission of paperwork
  • Individualize documents: Integrate digital signature and company logo into your invoices
  • Free of charge: Use DHL Paperless Trade without costs

How DHL Paperless Trade works

In this video you can see how easy it is to save time and money by using Paperless Trade.

Use DHL Paperless Trade with ease

Simply click on the shipping solution you use to prepare your Express shipments and learn how to use Paperless Trade.

Paperless Trade is directly available for you in the online shipping system MyDHL+. Simply activate the function in your settings and benefit from the advantages the next time you create a shipment. Find out how easy it is in this How-to-Guide or in our video tutorials on how to activate and use Paperless Trade (both only available in German).

If you transfer your shipment data to DHL Express via one of these interfaces, PLT is available for you. Please contact your sales contact to find out how you can use PLT.

If you transfer your shipment data to DHL Express using a self-programmed shipping solution, please contact your sales contact. He will be happy to help you integrate the PLT service into your shipping setup.

If you handle your express shipments via your online shop and use the solutions of well-known providers such as Shopify, JTL, Magento, Shopware, woocommerce etc., please check with your shop provider whether they already offer a plug-in/add-in for using DHL Paperless Trade for express shipping.

Learn more about DHL Paperless Trade (PLT)

For some shipments, customs accompanying documents must be attached in original form even when using PLT. In this case, the shipments can still be sent via MyDHL+ with PLT, but the corresponding original documents must also be attached to the shipments. This applies to shipments for which the following documents must be attached:

  • ATA Carnet
  • Certificate of origin
  • preferential proofs of origin (e.g. preferential origin declarations without
  • authorisation number, EUR.1, EUR.MED, A.TR, Form A)
  • Phytosanitary certificate
  • CITES Certificates

PLT is free for all DHL Express customers

Not a DHL Express customer yet? Then simply get in touch with us!