When do I need to legalize my shipping documents?

Legalization of your Certificate of Origin, and other paperwork, is required when sending to some countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the United Kingdom and Singapore, or when your consignee requests it. If you need legalized paperwork, please contact our International Help Desk or your local shipping expert immediately [...]

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When do I need to chamberize my shipping documents?

Any shipment that requires a Certificates of Origin, or if your consignee requests one, must be chamberized by a U.S. chapter of the Chamber of Commerce to be valid. To learn how to chamberize a certificate of origin, we have a how-to article, or you can call our International Help Desk or your local shipping expert, and [...]

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When do I need a NAFTA Certificate of Origin?

When shipping between Mexico, Canada and the United States, companies seeking the benefit of reduced or eliminated rates of customs duty through the North American Free Trade Agreement, can do so with the proper paperwork. Shipments valued at $1,00 USD or less require only the NAFTA statement be present on the commercial invoice. Shipments valued [...]

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When do I need a Certificate of Origin?

In many cases, a chamberized Certificate of Origin is required when you ship to a country the U.S. has a trade agreement with, and you wish to get reduced or be exempt from duty. Your buyer may also request one, even if it’s not required.

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What is an EEI, and when do I need to file one?

The Electronic Export Identifier, or EEI, is the replacement for the no-longer-accepted manual filing process known as the shipper’s export declaration or SED form. The U.S. Bureau of Census replaced the forms with this electronic process through its AES Direct website.

When to File

An EEI is required for all shipments that have a value of [...]

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U.S. Trade Agreement Index

The U.S. has created trade agreements with several countries to encourage commerce. If you need information about a specific trade agreement, click on the country below to get its details from export.gov.

U.S. Trade Agreements

Australia
Bahrain
Dominican Republic / Central America
Chile
Colombia
Israel
Jordan
Korea
Morocco
N.A.F.T.A.
 Oman
Panama
Peru
Singapore

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Regulatory Forms for International Shipments

Whether you are shipping exports or imports internationally, there are a variety of documents you may need.

Shipping Documents

Commercial Invoice
Pro Forma Invoice
DHL Power of Attorney for U.S. Export/Import Shipments
Israel Customs Power of Attorney
DHL Canada Power of Attorney
U.S. “Goods Being Returned” Statement
AES.gov “DHL Ports of Export” Form
Standard Certificate of Origin (U.S.)
NAFTA Certificate of Origin (U.S.)
DHL Shipment Claim [...]

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DHL Country Import Guidelines Index

Each country has different guidelines for documents and commodities. To find the country you’re shipping to, find the region in the list below, and click on it. Then you will be able to choose a country. The DHL Express Import Guidelines page for that country will open in a new window.

Africa
Asia
Europe
Oceana
North America
South America

Africa

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central [...]

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When do I need to legalize my shipping documents?

Legalization of your Certificate of Origin, and other paperwork, is required when sending to some countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the United Kingdom and Singapore, or when your consignee requests it. If you need legalized paperwork, please contact our International Help Desk or your local shipping expert immediately [...]

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When do I need to chamberize my shipping documents?

Any shipment that requires a Certificates of Origin, or if your consignee requests one, must be chamberized by a U.S. chapter of the Chamber of Commerce to be valid. To learn how to chamberize a certificate of origin, we have a how-to article, or you can call our International Help Desk or your local shipping expert, and [...]

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When do I need a NAFTA Certificate of Origin?

When shipping between Mexico, Canada and the United States, companies seeking the benefit of reduced or eliminated rates of customs duty through the North American Free Trade Agreement, can do so with the proper paperwork. Shipments valued at $1,00 USD or less require only the NAFTA statement be present on the commercial invoice. Shipments valued [...]

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When do I need a Certificate of Origin?

In many cases, a chamberized Certificate of Origin is required when you ship to a country the U.S. has a trade agreement with, and you wish to get reduced or be exempt from duty. Your buyer may also request one, even if it’s not required.

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What is an EEI, and when do I need to file one?

The Electronic Export Identifier, or EEI, is the replacement for the no-longer-accepted manual filing process known as the shipper’s export declaration or SED form. The U.S. Bureau of Census replaced the forms with this electronic process through its AES Direct website.

When to File

An EEI is required for all shipments that have a value of [...]

General | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

U.S. Trade Agreement Index

The U.S. has created trade agreements with several countries to encourage commerce. If you need information about a specific trade agreement, click on the country below to get its details from export.gov.

U.S. Trade Agreements

Australia
Bahrain
Dominican Republic / Central America
Chile
Colombia
Israel
Jordan
Korea
Morocco
N.A.F.T.A.
 Oman
Panama
Peru
Singapore

Trade Agreements | Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Share This Article:

Regulatory Forms for International Shipments

Whether you are shipping exports or imports internationally, there are a variety of documents you may need.

Shipping Documents

Commercial Invoice
Pro Forma Invoice
DHL Power of Attorney for U.S. Export/Import Shipments
Israel Customs Power of Attorney
DHL Canada Power of Attorney
U.S. “Goods Being Returned” Statement
AES.gov “DHL Ports of Export” Form
Standard Certificate of Origin (U.S.)
NAFTA Certificate of Origin (U.S.)
DHL Shipment Claim [...]

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DHL Country Import Guidelines Index

Each country has different guidelines for documents and commodities. To find the country you’re shipping to, find the region in the list below, and click on it. Then you will be able to choose a country. The DHL Express Import Guidelines page for that country will open in a new window.

Africa
Asia
Europe
Oceana
North America
South America

Africa

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central [...]

General | Posted on: September 18, 2013 | Share This Article: