Commercial Invoice

Commercial Invoice

When you receive an importing goods, you should see that there is a paper like invoice attached with the goods. That is a kind invoice which is not created for requesting payment. It is created as an administrative needed for custom clearance. It is called a commercial invoice. A commercial invoice is defined as a document used in foreign trade. It is used when dutiable goods are shipped internationally, and as a customs declaration provided by the person or corporation that is exporting an item across international borders.

There is no standard format on creating this invoice, but it should be created in English language and contain information such as the shipper’s company complete address, telephone number and fax, and be signed by the shipper or its agent. Accurate and complete description of goods, including goods price and shipping price information, is necessary for Customs purposes. If the receiver/consignee is different from the importer/buyer, it should be noted on the invoice. The original commercial invoice, one copy attached to the shipment paperwork, and one copy attached to the shipment are required. A commercial invoice should also include a statement certifying that the invoice is true, and a signature.

You can download the commercial invoice template below and fill related information. You can modify the layout and change some titles to better suit your export regulation.

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