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An airway bill is a mandatory document for air freight. Learn all about what it is and how to accomplish one in this complete guide.
Your imports should be accompanied by a bill of lading, which outlines the nature and quantity of the goods you’re sending.
Both air and ocean freight require a document called the certification of origin. Learn about it in this comprehensive guide.
The contract of carriage is an agreement between the shipper and the carrier. Learn about it and its importance here.
An export declaration form is a shipping document containing information about the goods a shipper wishes to export.
A letter of credit is a legally binding document guaranteeing payment for the goods. We discuss everything you need to know here.
A letter of indemnity protects from financial loss liability. Learn about this important document in this article.
Important information about freight consignments are laid out in a shipper’s letter of instruction. Learn what it includes in this article.
A Power of Attorney assigns legal powers to the freight forwarder on the behalf of an importer/exporter. We discuss it here.
Packing lists provide precise information about the contents of a shipment. We cover everything about it in this article.
Find out how the telex release is speeding up international shipping, and discover the advantages and disadvantages of using this electronic bill of lading.
The entry summary form 7501 is required for all imports into the United States. Find out more about CBP Form 7501 and what it is used for.
Importing into the United States? Emailing Customs Release Form 3461 to customs officials at the port of arrival can speed up the release of goods.
Discover the important role played by the shipping order in international shipping. Know who needs a shipping order and how to get one for your shipments.
Discover what a commercial invoice is and the important role it plays in international shipping, particularly for customs clearance.