How to pay DHL Express shipment customs duties
By default, the recipient is charged for customs duties. If the label reads “DAP” in the Terms of Trade field, the recipient is on the hook for the custom duties.
If you’d like to pay for customs duties on your international DHL Express shipment, log into your DHL Express across. From there, find the Billing section and select “Sender” or “Third Party” on the “Customs Duties Paid By” dropdown menu.
Note: if you select “Third Party” from the “Customs Duties Paid By” list, DHL will charge a $15 per shipment fee that is separate from the rate quote.