Navigating the new customs requirements, which came in to place post brexit, was an eventful journey to say the least. However, at International Freight Solutions we have continued to provide a helpful and professional service to all our customers, old and new.
The real game-changer has been the introduction of the Commercial Invoice, which is now a requirement and also integral to the success of any international delivery to the EU. For that reason we thought we would share the content of what a commercial invoice should contain.
Commercial Invoice Requirements (Valid from 01st Jan2021)
- Invoices must be typed and not handwritten
- Invoice number and purchase order no (if applicable)
- Invoice Date
- Senders name, address, telephone no/email and contact name
- Recipients name, address, telephone no/email and contact name
- The VAT number and EORI number of the sender
- The EORI number of the recipient
- Buyers name, address, telephone no/email and contact name if different to receiver
- List each type of goods showing quantity in units, description, unit weight, unit value and total value.
- Terms of sale and Inco Terms
- Show HS tariff number (Commodity Code) and country of origin – Tariff Checker >
- Show currency used i.e GB Pound
- List Shipping costs seperately
- Country of Origin (Including the following statement):
“The exporter of the products covered by this document (EORI export number) declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of UK preferential origin.
(Place and date**):
(Name of the exporter):
Customs authorities use the commercial invoice to verify the details of the shipment. It is good practise to include on your invoice a signed and dated declaration that ‘The stated facts are true and correct’
A commercial Invoice is now required for all of the following countries within the EU
Channel Islands – Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark
Vatican City State