VALUED PACKING LIST IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OF OCEAN FREIGHT FROM THE USA

In international shipping valued packing list is a substitute to commercial invoice. International shippers should NOT confuse a packing list (1) used for commercial international  ocean freight shipments and a Valued Packing List (2) used by origin and destination Customs in purpose to control legality of commodity and assign duty, taxes etc (if any) on the international ocean freight shipments.

  1. In commercial international ocean freight shipping, a packing list is an attachment to a commercial invoice submitted by to a commercial international shipment. This packing list provides additional details on packing of shipped goods and may not contain value of shipped goods. Do not confuse such packing lists with fumigation certificates.
     
  2. Valued Packing Lists in international shipping of ocean freight, in certain cases (particularly when shipping internationally Household Goods or Personal Belongings that are not for sale), act as substitutes to proforma commercial invoices. Valued packing lists in international shipping contain all mandatory information that requires to be provided in commercial invoice, including value of each shipping unit. In U.S. related international shipments the value must be assigned in US DOLLARS.

In international shipping of Household Goods and Personal Belongings usung international ocean freight services, international shippers provide description of shipped goods and assign value of each shipping unit in form of Valued Packing List. NO commercial invoices should require on such international shipments.

However, customs in certain countries will require commercial invoices on international shipments containing Household Goods and Personal Belongings anyway. In respect of international shipping from the USA, such shipments can be declared at a time of export from U.S. in form of valued packing lists. Upon arrival to destination, at a time of entering in destination's country commerce zone, those valued packing list can be easily transferred into commercial invoices forms.

In respect of international shipping of sea freight from the USA, valued packing list must be in English and provide the following information:

Our online form for filling Valued Packing Lists on sea freight international shipments from the USA:

Using our Real-time online Automated Shipping System on international shipping sea freight from the USA, our clients should be able to fill out and submit a Valued Packing List online, via link in our shipping instructions.  The format of the submitted online valued packing list is acceptble by most international shipping companies and U.S. Customs. Most of the time it should be acceptable by destination customs as well.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR SHIPMENTS TO/VIA EUROPEAN UNION: 24H E.U. Rule effective on January 1st, 2011. All commercial invoices or valued packing lists for shipments to/via E.U. require filing at least first six digits of U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule in the H.S. Code column. Shippers to other counties may leave the H.S. Code column blank. However, filing H.S. Codes to other countries is recommended.

  • In respect of international shipping of PERSONAL EFFECTS AND USED HOUSEHOLD GOODS, the HS Code# to be used is: 9905.00
  • Any COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS to/via E.U. MUST PROVIDE H.S. CODES (at least the first six digits)

Shippers may find U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule in the following websites: http://hts.usitc.gov/ or http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm or http://hscode.org/.

For more information please refer to this link - http://internationalshippingusa.com/Random_Topics_Ocean_Freight.aspx#EU

Upon your booking request online we will e-mail to you this link within our international shipping insrtuctions. You may try fully working simplified version of the international shipping document in this link

Notice: The valued packing list draft sent to you in email in our international shipping instructions on your sea freight shipment is unique. It will be generated individually on your international sea freight shipment shipment and pre-formatted based on the information that you had provide when booked your international shipment online in our web site.

IMPORTANT: When you are submitting to us your international shipping documents online, alway double-check all information that you have submitted. If you see errors or typos, urgently re-submit these international shipping document or ask us via email to correct it. NO verbal correction requests will be accepted. All corrections requested to be done in your international shipping documents MUST BE SENT VIA EMAIL.

During the proccess of submitting your international shipping documents to your international ocean freight shipment online, you will have several opportunities to edit and re-submit these international shipping documents. However, as soon as your international shipping documents will be submitted to the ocean freight carrier, all further correction MAYBE SUBJECT TO AN AMENDMENT FEE  or even be possible only at a time when you recover your international shipment at the destination.

 
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