When shipping goods internationally in e-commerce, you usually need to prepare various export documents and hand them over to the carrier. Here are some of the most important documents you will need:
Commercial Invoice: this document contains detailed information about the goods sold and is used to determine the value of the goods and calculate duties and taxes.
Shipping or Transport Document: This is usually a Bill of Lading, Air Waybill, or Bill of Lading (CMR), depending on the shipping method. This document serves as proof that the goods were shipped and provides information about the shipper, consignee, carrier, date and location of shipment.
Export declaration: These documents are required in some countries and are used to authorize the export of goods and to monitor foreign trade.
Certificate of Origin: This document provides information about the origin of the goods and is used to verify trade preferences and calculate duties.
Export License: Some goods require an export license to be exported, especially sensitive goods such as weapons or chemicals.
Depending on the type of goods, the country of destination and the mode of transport, other documents may be required, such as a health certificate, a certificate of conformity with technical regulations or a customs declaration.
It is important to find out in advance about the requirements of the country of destination and the specific regulations for the goods to ensure that all the necessary export documents are in place and that customs and export regulations are complied with.
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