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The Customs Invoice Primer

  1. Seller's name and complete address (shipper must be shown separately if not seller)
  2. Sold to - the Importer of Record for US Customís purposes. ShipTo is required if different than Importer.
  3. Invoice Number
  4. Invoice Date
  5. Currency of transaction
  6. Country of Origin
  7. Quantity
  8. Complete and thorough description; state what it is, how it is made, what it is for, how it works, who uses it,what state it is in, etc, so Customs can understand what is being imported. The more clearly you describe your merchandise or product the less likely you are to encounter delays.
  9. Unit price
  10. Line total
  11. Number of cartons or packages
  12. Net and gross weights (show per carton when possible and always show total)
  13. Selling terms (INCOTERMS only)
  14. Itemize both shipping and insurance separately
  15. Name and address of manufacturer or harvester; Note for FDA regulated food products the FDA registration number of both the manufacturer/harvester and the shipper must appear on the invoice.

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