[Video] What Documents are Required For International Shipping?

Every country is different; different in culture, history, government and values. So it stands to reason that international shipping processes would change situationally as well, doesn't it?

For the most part, this assumption rings true; many aspects of moving your goods between countries will vary based on your origin and destination. The documentation needed to do this, however, is typically pretty consistent. 

In this video, Carl will outline and explain the importance of ten of the most common documents used for international shipping — documents you'll likely need when moving your freight. 

Video Chapters: 

  • 0:00 What will I learn in this video? 
  • 0:43 What documents are required for international shipping? 
  • 0:53 #1 Commercial or Proforma Invoices 
  • 1:11 #2 BOL / Bills of Lading 
  • 1:37 #3 Packing List 
  • 1:48 #4 SLI / Shipper's Letter of Instructions 
  • 2:04 #5 AES / Automated Export System 
  • 2:23 #6 Certificate of Origin / Bill of Sale 
  • 2:55 #7 Incoterms 
  • 3:23 #8 SDS / Safety Data Sheet 
  • 3:57 #9 Operational Instructions 
  • 4:27 #10 ISF / Import Security Filing 
  • 4:58 Wrap-up

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Tags: International Shipping, International Shipping Documentation

Carl Verdon

Written by Carl Verdon

Carl has been working for ATS International, in various capacities, for more than 13 years. During this time, Carl's dedication to maintaining industry-leading service levels has helped customers move cargos around the world and back again... hundreds of times over. Today, as a customer service and sales manager, Carl enjoys the unique challenge that each international shipment presents as he works with his team to promote the ATS name on a global scale.

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