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.
- 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
Check out the article: What Documents are Required For International Shipping?
Learn about your international freight rates: What Does International Shipping Cost?
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- What Does a Freight Forwarder Do?
- The Pros and Cons of Using a Freight Forwarder (+ How to Choose Yours)
- How Port Service Charges Impact The Cost of Freight Shipping
- What is Breakbulk Shipping? [How It Works and How it's Changing]