Friday, 1 October 2010

What Documentation Is Required For International Freight Shipping?

In general, every country has its own specific rules and requirements for documentation needs for import and export. However, there are a few standard paperwork that needs to be completed everywhere in almost all international freight shipping processes.

Some of the main documents may include;

Commercial Invoice – This document contains a detailed line-by-line description of every item in the shipment, along the corresponding line item as well as total values.

Certificate of Origin - This form of document is used for declaring the origin and destination points of the shipped goods. It is important to reveal all the information for the custom clearance process.

Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) – SED documentation is used for revealing information about carrying any type of shipments with a defined value. Especially exporting goods to the United States, you need to show a necessary SED documentation. Required by the United States Census Bureau, SED information is now transitioning to mandated electronic filing.

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