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All shipments containing non-documents require a commercial invoice.
Three copies of the commercial invoice or pro forma invoice (if a commercial invoice is not available) are required for all your non-document shipments. Business or personal stationery may be used for these invoices if it contains all the required shipment information that is on your invoice.
Note: UPS Connect generates export documentation automatically.
The Commercial Invoice should include:
The NAFTA Certificate of Origin is used by Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States to determine whether imported goods receive reduced or eliminated duty as specified by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
For forms completed online, this application is designed for goods whose origin is the U.S. or Puerto Rico only. The NAFTA Certificate of Origin is also available as a paperless document, which can be transmitted electronically as part of your Paperless Invoice package (where available). When shipping from the U.S. or Canada, prepare one original and two copies of the invoice. When shipping from Puerto Rico, prepare one original and one copy.
The NAFTA Certificate of Origin must be attached to an invoice if the shipment is valued at greater than:
Shipments valued at less than the above amounts do not require a NAFTA Certificate of Origin. Instead, the customer should type the following statement on the shipment's invoice:
"I hereby certify that the good covered by this shipment qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA."
For purposes of obtaining preferential tariff treatment, this document must be completed legibly (print or type) and in full by the exporter, and be in the possession of the importer at the time the declaration is made. This document may also be completed voluntarily by the producer for use by the exporter.
UPS TradeAbilityTM offers a variety of forms for your international shipments. You can complete some forms online or browse the library of downloadable documents. Supply shipment information once and apply it to multiple forms as needed. The following forms can be completed online:
To access international forms, go to the CampusShip Resources tab and select Use International Tools. From this page, select Access International Forms. This link takes you to a page where you can download sample forms or complete forms online.
New U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations require more information in order for food imports to clear the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and the FDA.
Based on your shipment's Ship From and Ship To addresses, the shipping application may display a link to this form near the bottom of the Complete a Shipment page. Select the link to complete the Complete Prior Notice Form online.
Note: Applies only to shipments from the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
The Shipper´s Export Declaration (SED) is used by the U.S. Census Bureau to compile trade statistics and to help prevent illegal exports. The SED and instructions on how to fill it out are available from UPS CampusShip, UPS.com, and a variety of sources, including the U.S. Government Printing Office (202-512-0000) and the U.S. Census Bureau's home page (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/).
You can select from three filing options for your SED:
To obtain a blank SED form to complete and attach to your package, select the Resources tab, and then Export Documentation.
Note: SEDs are not required for UPS Letter shipments.
An SED is required when the value of a single Schedule B commodity is valued at more than US$2,500 or for which an export license or license exemption is required. It is also required when the destination is a controlled territory. A controlled territory can be a country experiencing strained relations with the U.S. (e.g., Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Libya, and North Korea).
For customers using UPS CampusShip for exporting, instructions for setting your SED Preferences are available from UPS CampusShip Help. You can access the instructions by selecting Help directly on the Shipper´s Export Declaration Preferences page. To access your SED preferences, select the My Settings tab and go to Edit Shipper's Export Declaration Preferences.
For customers using UPS CampusShip for exporting, instructions for filing a SED electronically are available from UPS CampusShip Help. You can access the instructions by selecting the Help directly on the Shipper's Export Declaration page.
The U.S. Census Bureau uses the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to capture and store U.S. export data electronically. The U.S. Census Bureau provides ACE free of charge to all exporters for electronic filing of Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) data via the ACE Web site.
UPS CampusShip can help you file your SEDs with ACE. To take advantage of this feature, you must register with ACE online at https://ace.cbp.dhs.gov/. ACE requires that you take a brief tutorial on filing SEDs, so allow adequate time for registering. For more information about ACE, call 1-877-715-4433.
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