A commercial invoice form is used for all shipments containing non-documents. The commercial invoice is the primary document used for importation control, valuation, and duty determination. This document identifies the products being shipped.
The form should include:
- Complete name and address information for both shipper and consignee
- Phone numbers for both shipper and consignee
- Terms of Sale (Incoterm)
- Reason for export
- A complete description of the item
- What is the item?
- What is the item used for?
- Harmonized Tariff Codes, if known
- Country or territory of origin (where manufactured) for each commodity
- Number of units, unit value, and total value (purchase price) of each item
- Number of packages and total weight
- Shipper's signature and date
A nominal or fair market value must be stated for items of no commercial value.