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An itemized statement or written account of goods sent to a purchaser or consignee by a vendor that indicates the quantity and price of each piece of merchandise shipped.

A consular invoice is one used in foreign trade. It is signed by the consul of the nation to which the merchandise is shipped. Such an invoice facilitates the entry through the destination country, since the quality and value of the shipment are verified prior to its arrival.


(Bill), noun account, account rendered, note, reckoning, statement, statement of account, statement of obligations, statement particularizing debts due, tab


(Itemized list), noun account of goods shipped, account of merchandise, bill of lading, check list, enumeration, inventory, itemized account, libellus, list of goods, list of items, list of items shipped, list of mercantile goods, merchandise specification, schedule, schedule of items and their respective prices
Associated concepts: uniform commercial code
See also: assess, charge, register

INVOICE, commerce. An account of goods or merchandise sent by merchants to their correspondents at home or abroad, in which the marks of each package, with other particulars, are set forth. Marsh. Ins. 408; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t. An invoice ought to contain a detailed statement, which should indicate the nature, quantity, quality, and price of the things sold, deposited, &c. 1 Pardess. Dr. Com. n. 248. Vide Bill of Lading; and 2 Wash. C. C. R. 113; Id. 155.

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The amount of the commercial invoice does not exceed the credit amount or available balance of the credit.
Available in July, UPS Import Control will allow importers to use CampusShip or Internet Shipping to generate shipping labels and commercial invoices for a small package import shipment and forward those materials to the international shipper (exporter).
With QuestaWeb's TradeMaster(QW)Global Trade Management (GTM) software, companies experience increased speed to market or production floor; enhanced revenue via fewer fines and audits; lower logistics rates; unparalleled ability to identify landed costs; and real-time capability to reconcile purchase orders and commercial invoices.
The majority of the small packages UPS ships internationally - everything besides a letter or document -- requires a commercial invoice.
Also, because the Unified Buying Process uses purchase orders as the linchpin for all production information it ensures that packing lists, commercial invoices and bills of lading are all rock solid for Customs clearance and Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) adherence.
3PLs can print key documents - barcode labels, packing slips, commercial invoices, and international shipment documents - using data pulled in real-time from Foundry's Oracle ERP system.
The BOES technology is the first single, integrated process to electronically manage an international trade transaction - from purchase orders, to invoices, to ocean and airway bills of lading, to commercial invoices - in any language or currency.
Ship 23,230 line items -- Program 239,498 devices -- Process 6,200 new receipts -- Create 650 new commercial invoices -- Complete 67,760 breakaway headers -- Build 21,306 cable assemblies -- Complete 56,681 connector assemblies
Ship also automates the printing of bills of lading (LTL carrier documentation), Commercial Invoices, NAFTA forms, and Shipper's Export Declarations.
The initial applications include customer shipment status updates, shipping instructions, commercial invoices for customs clearances, and purchase order and exchange rate information -- all in EDI format.
This capability simplifies the shipping process by simultaneously producing two bills of lading and commercial invoices, the documents required for most shipments moving from the U.
This module can create any international shipping document required automatically including commercial invoices, Canadian/Mexican invoices, certificates of origin, shippers export declaration, and letters of credit.

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