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The Beginner's Guide to Export Forms


Are you sure you’re using the right documents for your exports?

The Beginner's Guide to Export Forms

If you’re just getting started with exporting, you might be intimidated by the vast number of export forms that exist. Don’t make the mistake of using the wrong forms or filling them out incorrectly. 

This guide explains when and how to use more than 20 common export forms. And the guide includes a link to a sample template for each form that you can download and use—for free!

Most international transactions involve several different parties, working for either the seller or buyer, who facilitate delivery and payment—freight forwarders, banks, carriers and customs brokers to name a few. Accurately filling out the correct set of export documents is imperative so each party knows their job in relation to delivery and payment for your goods.

Learn about these documents and more:

  • Proforma invoice
  • Commercial invoice
  • Certificate of origin
  • Free trade certificates of origin, including USMCA
  • Packing list
  • Shipper’s letter of instruction
  • Bills of lading
  • Dangerous goods forms
  • Bank draft

When you know how to properly prepare your export paperwork, your goods will ship on time, you’ll get paid more quickly, and you’ll stay compliant with export and import regulations. Find out how by downloading this free guide.

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