Paperwork: Do it Right, Keep it Close

Commercial Invoice: One page that specifies exactly what you are sending, its country of origin, and its value (for example, 50 T-shirts, made in China, worth $50). When you are shipping internationally, this is your single most important document, because that's what customs looks at to assess your duty and tax.

Bill of Lading: This is a legally binding contract between you and your carrier and is generated by the carrier. This is your most secure document from a legal

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