A Commercial Invoice is a document used for Customs declaration, along with the Packing List
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What is a Commercial Invoice?
A commercial invoice is a document used for customs declaration that identifies the value and quantity of the shipped products.
What must be included in a Commercial Invoice?
- Country of origin / manufacture (where the products were made)
- Full name and address of the **supplier / manufacturer **
- Full name and address of the business or person buying the products (noting if this person or business is different from the importer)
- Full name and address of the **person or business to whom the goods are being shipped **
- Quantity of units for each product
- Unit value for each product (both in US dollars and the supplier’s currency)
- Note: a declared value for every product imported is required, so a $0 value is not acceptable for Custom purposes. We suggest the fair market value of the product to be declared, even if you are receiving the goods free of charge.
- A complete description of the product that includes: what the product is, what the product is used for, and what the product is made of
Note: A SKU is not a product description.
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