The commercial invoice and packing list are important documents for customs declaration. Find out what is required in each document.
Flexport will need a digital copy of your shipment’s Commercial Invoice and Packing List to clear your shipment through U.S. Customs.
A commercial invoice is a document used for customs declaration that identifies the value and quantity of the shipped products.
Note: A SKU is not a product description.
A packing list is a document used for customs declaration that identifies the quantity, weight, dimensions, and carton count of the shipped products.
The information listed on the Commercial Invoice must match the corresponding fields on the Packing List (e.g., the quantity of units for each product should be the same on both the Commercial Invoice and the Packing List).
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