A commercial invoice
is an important document used in international business transactions. Here are some of the features that a commercial invoice should have:
Name and address of the exporter and importer.
Date of the invoice
Description of the goods or services that were delivered
Quantity and price of the goods or services supplied
Indication of the currency in which the invoice was issued
Terms of payment, such as payment terms, payment method, etc.
Details of the transport and insurance of the goods, including the name of the transport company and the insurance policy
Country of origin of the goods
Harmonized System (HS) codes for the goods
Signature of the exporter
Additional information may also be required depending on the requirements of the destination country and the nature of the goods or services. It is important that the commercial invoice contains all the necessary information to ensure the smooth processing of the international transaction.
A Certificate of Compliance (COC)
is a document that certifies that a product complies with applicable technical standards, regulations and requirements. A COC is usually issued by an accredited testing laboratory or certification body that has tested and inspected the product.
A COC usually contains the following information:
Name of the manufacturer or supplier of the product
Description of the product and related standards and regulations
Inspection and test results, including data and test records
Date and place of issuance of the certificate
Signature and stamp of the accredited testing laboratory or recognized certification body.
A COC is an important proof for the manufacturer or supplier that the product complies with the applicable requirements. In many countries, especially in the European Union, a COC is mandatory for certain product categories to ensure product safety and quality.
For online retailers selling products in different countries, a COC can be an important part of the approval and licensing processes to ensure that their products comply with applicable standards and regulations and that no legal or regulatory issues arise.
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