February 8, 2024
Comprehending the Commercial Invoice
When preparing your commercial invoice for import clearance, adhering to the following formal requirements is vital for success.
- Port of Entry: Indicate the specific port where your goods are destined for entry into the country.
- Buyer and Seller Information: Provide comprehensive details regarding the buyer and the seller.
- Description of Merchandise: Present a comprehensive description encompassing marks, serial numbers, and the pertinent tariff code.
- Quantities in Weights and Measures: Precisely specify quantities and employ the standardized units of measurement.
- Purchase Price and Currency: Disclose the purchase price and the corresponding currency, even in cases where goods are supplied free of charge.
- Charges, Discounts, and Rebates: Accurately report all applicable charges, discounts, or rebates.
- Material Composition: Provide a thorough account of the materials constituting your merchandise.
- Country of Origin: If your product originates from China, meticulously include the manufacturer’s address and zip code.
While these fundamental components suffice for most situations, bear in mind that specific merchandise categories may entail supplementary requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require clarification or guidance concerning your commercial documentation. Your compliance is paramount to us.
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Navigating Marking Requirements
Consider the following protocol to navigate an expedited clearance process and ensure adherence to marking regulations.
- Country of Origin Markings: Unless expressly exempt, diligently mark each imported article with its country of origin.
- Additional Marking Requirements: Specific merchandise categories may mandate precise marking stipulations.
- Conspicuous and Permanent Markings: Ensure that your marks are conspicuous, legible, and indelible as your product's nature allows.
Adhering to these practices will minimize the likelihood of clearance delays and maintain compliance with marking prerequisites.
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Upholding Ethical Trade: Vigilance Against Forced Labor
In response to increased scrutiny on forced labor, particularly goods originating from the People’s Republic of China, specifically the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), it is imperative to exercise the following precautions:
- Supply Chain Due Diligence: We strongly urge you to conduct thorough due diligence in auditing your supply chains to ensure they remain untainted by forced labor or associated products.