|Invoice / Proforma Invoice / Commercial invoice & Duty/Tax: HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code
First 2 HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification are free, but after 2nd Classification of items, each Classification is $10 each
per line. For Example: IF you are importing 4 different category items (on your invoice/packing-list: 100 apples, 75 Oranges, 50 Toys &
25 Desks), you will be charge $20 for Classification/7501 LINES & will be add on to your Customs Clearing invoice/fees (click here)
Also, First 2 factories/suppliers invoice submission are free for Customs Clearing Entry filing. For Example: IF you are importing from 3
different factories/suppliers with 3 different invoice/packing-list. First 2 factories/suppliers invoice submission Entry filing are free, But
AFTER 2nd invoice factory/supplier, you will be charge $20 per supplier/factory invoice submission to US Customs as ADDITIONAL
INVOICES of $20 & will be add on to your Customs Clearing invoice/fees (click here)
To AVOIDED HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification fees, please ask your Factory/Supplier to have it on the Invoice, Packing-
List & Bill-of-Lading (BL), if your Factory/Supplier don't know the HTC/HTS/Harmonzied Tariff Code, you could Look-up your own
(Duty/Tax) HTC/HTS/Harmonized Tariff Code (click here) or call & email US Customs Import Specialist (click here).
MUST described: what materials of each category are made-out-of at invoice, packing-list & bill-of-lading. For Example: if you are
importing 10 of MENS Sweat Shirt ( 80% Cotton 20% Polyester / HTC# ) / 5 Tablecloth ( 100% polyester r / HTC# ) / 20 Desk (stainless
steelr / HTC# ) Aluminum (Aluminium Ingot r / HTC# ) & Etc.
Third Party Billing Waiver (if any) grantor hereby waivers receipt of the customs entries and invoices from the grantee and directs that
copies of your bills for services and copies of customs entries, isf filings, bond number and Etc be transmitted to individual
business/warehouses relating to importer shipments.
Invoice from your Factory/Supplier:
In respect of international shipping of Air/Ocean/Sea Freight from the USA, you always will be asked by international shipping companies
that support your international shipment to provide some sort of Commercial Invoice before your goods be accepted to your international
shipment. Commercial invoice is the mandatory international shipping document that will be required by origins and destinations
Note: In certain circumstances, particularly when you are shipping household goods or personal items from the USA, a Valued Packing
List may substitute your commercial invoice. Properly filed valued packing list in international shipping actually reflects all information
provided in ocean freight proforma commercial invoices. However, when your ocean freight international shipment will enter destination
country's commerce zone of certain countries, the destinations customs may ask you to transfer your valued packing list initially
submitted at origin into a form of commercial invoice anyway.
Commercial Invoices in international shipping of Air/Ocean/Sea Freight , besides other points, are used by origins and destinations
customs in purpose to control legality of commodity and assign duty, taxes etc (if any) on international ocean freight shipments at the
origins and destinations.
In international shipping using Air/Ocean/Sea Freight services, commercial invoices may be the original commercial invoices obtained
from your merchant or proforma commercial invoices. In proforma commercial invoices shippers describe commodity and assign value
of internationally shipped goods by themselves.
In international shipping of ocean freight commercial invoices submitted at origin in forms sufficient to origin Customs may not always
be sufficient for destination customs. You should not really worry about that. Upon destination customs request to provide international
shipping documents in a proper form, having a copy of your commercial invoice originally submitted at origin, you or your Customs
Broker will always be able to transform the international shipping document into the format required by the destination customs.
Suggestions on filing Commercial Invoices to international ocean freight shipments from the USA:
1.If your international shipment contains commercial freight then, at a time of purchase, always request your merchant a commercial
invoice in a form acceptable for the international shipping. Then email or fax copy of the invoice to international shipping company that
supports your international shipment.
2.If for any reasons your experience difficulties on obtaining an invoice in form of commercial invoice acceptable to the international
shipping, then ask your international shipping company that supports your international shipment for an acceptble form of the
international shipping document. Properly fill it out based on information that you have and submit it back to the international shipping
3.If you are shipping household goods or personal effects, then file your Valued Packing List, which may be considered a Proforma
Commercial Invoice, in a standard form acceptable by Customs in your country.
General requirements on format of Commercial Invoices in international shipping of ocean freight from and to the USA
Commercial Invoices for international shipping of Air/Ocean/Sea Freight from and to the USA must be in English. It must provide the
following information (See the Section 141.86 of U.S. Customs regulations on international shipping merchandises to the USA for more
•The port of entry to which the goods are designated;
•Shippers (sellers) and Buyers full name, address and contact information;
•Detailed description of goods;
•The quantities in weight and measures;
•Value of each item in USD based on exchange rate on the date of export;
•The country of origin of the goods; and
•All goods or services furnished for the production of goods being imported not included in the invoice price (if any)
Our online form of Proforma Commercial Invoice for international shipping Air/Ocean/Sea Freight from the USA
Commercial international shippers: Request your merchant an invoice in form acceptable by international shipping companies to
international shipping by sea. Then fax or e-mail to us a copy of the invoice as a part of your international shipping documents.
Otherwise, our clients should be able to fill out and submit a Valued Packing List as its Proforma Commercial Invoice online via link in
our shipping instructions using a standard form acceptable by U.S. Customs. Upon your booking request online in our website, we will
e-mail to you this link in our shipping instructions. You may try the fully working version of the form of the international shipping document
in this link.
Notice: Each international shipping document for your international ocean freight submitted via our shipping instructions is unique. It is
generated individually for your international ocean freight shipment and pre-formatted based on the information that you had provided
when booked your international ocean freight shipment online.
IMPORTANT: While submitting your international shipping documents online double-check all info in the document. If you see any errors
or typos, then urgently re-submit the document or ask us to correct it via e-mail. During submitting your international shipping documents
for your international ocean freight shipment online you will have several opportunities to edit and re-submit the shipping documents.
However, as soon as shipping documents are submitted to the ocean freight carrier, all further correction be possible only at a time
when you recover your international shipment at the destination.
Importers are responsible for all fees, US Laws & International Laws.
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|Underinvoice / Overinvoice Issues:
Underinvoicing occurs when importer & exporter conspirers artificially lowing true value on the commercial invoice to submit to
Customs and by lowing the duty/tax that need to be paid, and creating second invoice for importer & exporter only.
1. Your chances of being caught by U.S. Customs in the act of underinvoicing have increased dramatically. U.S. Customs has
intensified its import/export enforcement efforts by implementing the inbound/Outbound Compliance Program which entered the
Enforced Compliance Phase on July 1, 1997
2. US and Many countries have established comparable value systems for imports/exports.
3. The entered goods may be confiscated by Customs & Importer/Exporter may be Penalized/fined/black-listed/imprisonment as
conspirator and co-conspirator + Impoter/Exporter may be prosecuted under money laundering.
4. It may cause you payment problems, especially if you are operating on an open account or collection basis.
5. Transport insurance is based on commercial invoice value. If you underinvoice and your goods are damaged or lost, your insurance
claim on the value of the goods will be based on the artificially low value shown on the commercial invoice
6. It may also cause more Exams (click here) on the shipment(s). Exams could cost $100's and $1,000's, and delaying import/export
shipment(s) for days.
7. You could search all the issues of Underinvoicing on www.google.com and/or www.cbp.gov website.
|Invoice / Proforma / Commercial Invoice Terminology & Definitions Relating (For Reference Only)
- Under invoice Issues: could led to MET/CE Exams and it could led to other exam. Look below & (click here) for details Exams
Importer / Exporter are RESPONSIBLE for all U.S. Laws (www.cbp.gov), all fees (www.cbp.gov/fee) & all International Laws (cbp.gov)
Importer/forwarder understands that as part of ISF/importer security filing rules & Customs Clearing Entry Filing & any other filing to
US Customs. BEFORE you import, double check your HTC/HTS/Harmonized-Tariff-Code (Duty/Tax) classifications & Anti Dumping
Duties (ADD) & Countervailing Duty (CVD). Importers / Exporter are responsible for the all HTC/HTS classifications of their own goods.
Our HTS/HTC/Harmonized Tariff Code Classification on ISF filing & Customs Clearing Entries Filing are ADVISORY and not binding.