- Bill of lading – this is used to seal a contract between the carrier and shipper in which the carrier agree to carry goods from port of shipped to port of destination. it is also the shippers receipt for goods and also the negotiable bill of lading is most common because it establishes the control over the goods.
- Commercial invoice – it contains an authoritable description of merchandise shipped including full details on quality, grades, price per unit and total value.
- Insurance certificate – all cargoes going abroad are insured. Most of the insurance contracts used today are under an open or floating policy.
- Consular invoice – it varies in its details and information requirement from nature to notion and is presented to local consular in exchange for a visa.
- Indent/order – the order for goods placed by the importer to the exporter or his agent is known as indent.
- Airway bill (airway consignment note) – it is similar to bill of lading but it is only used when goods are sent by air.
- Letter of credit – it is issued by importer bank to exporter giving a guarantee of payment to the exporter.
- Customs declaration form – it is issued by the customs authority to examine the concerned goods easily for calculating the duties therein.
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