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VALUED PACKING LIST IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FROM USA

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In international cargo transportation from USA a valued packing list is a substitute to commercial invoice related to goods shipping from USA overseas. When shipping cargo from USA, donot confuse a packing list (1) used in the international cargo transportation industry to describe the way how cargo packed with a Valued Packing List (2) required by origin and destination Customs in purpose to control legality of commodity and assign duty, taxes etc (if any) on shipping from USA goods.

  1. Packing list most of the time used on shipping from USA commercial cargo. I is an attachment to commercial invoices submitted on commercial goods exporting from U.S.. This packing list provides additional details on packing shipping from USA goods and may not indicate value of shipped goods. Do not confuse such packing lists with fumigation certificates.
     
  2. Valued Packing List in international transportation from USA, in certain cases (particularly when shipping Household Goods or Personal Belongings that are not for sale), acts as substitutes to proforma commercial invoices. Valued packing lists in international shipping from USA contain all mandatory information that required to be provided in commercial invoices, including value of each shipping unit. In U.S. related international shipments the value must be assigned in US DOLLARS.

In international shipping Household Goods and Personal Belongings, international shippers provide description of shipped goods and assign value of each shipping unit in a form of Valued Packing List. No commercial invoices should require on shipping household goods or personal effects .

However, customs in certain countries may require commercial invoices on international shipments containing Household Goods or Personal Belongings anyway. In respect of international cargo transportation from USA, such shipments can be declared at a time of export from the United States in forms of valued packing lists. Upon arrival to destinations, at a time of entering cargo into destination country's commerce zone, these valued packing lists can be easily transformed into commercial invoices.

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

  • International shipping reference(s) related to the international shipment;
  • Ports of origin and destination;
  • Shipper's and Consignee's (Recipient) full name, address and valid contact information;
  • Detailed description of goods being shipped from USA;
  • Number of shipping units and the weight and;
  • Value of each item in USD

Note that value on shipping from USA Household Goods or Personal Effects may be assigned by shipper.

 

Submitting Valued Packing List/Proforma Commercial Invoice in shipping from USA

If you have an original commercial invoice or a recept on your purchase prepared to the transporting from USA overseas, then it is highly recommended to submit a copy of the document.

However, if for some reasons you miss the document or shipping Household Goods or Personal Effects, then with AMID Logistics you can submit a Valued Packing List online, via link provided in our shipping instructions. The format of the document submitted online is acceptble by most international freight carriers and by 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 from USA HOUSEHOLD GOODS or PERSONAL EFFECTS, the HS Code# to be used is: 9905.00
  • Any COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS 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 online booking request we will e-mail to you our shipping insrtuctions with a link to complete and submit the shipping document. You may try fully working simplified version of the document on shipping your goods from USA in this link

The form on submitting your valued packing that we will email in our international shipping instructions is unique on every single shipment. It will be generated individually on your particular shipment and pre-formatted based on the information that you had provided when booked your international shipment online in our web site.

IMPORTANT!: When you are submitting or receiving from us any documents related to your shipping from USA, alway double-check all the information. If you see errors or typos, urgently re-submit 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 written in email.

During the proccess of submitting your documents to the shipping your goods from USA, you will have several opportunities to edit and re-submit these shipping documents. However, as soon as your shipping documents are submitted to the ocean freight carrier and your bill of lading is issued, all further correction may be subject to amendments fee. As soon as your goods will be entered in commerce zone of your destination country, all amendmends are under the destination country supervision.

 
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