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Shipping documents form the basis for your contract for carriage with any carrier. They also serve as your declaration to customs officials of what you are shipping and the associated value. It is very important that you take care to properly complete your documentation so there is no confusion in the event they must be relied upon.
ShipCanada's dispatch system automatically generates bills of lading for your convenience, however, it is always the responsibility of the shipper to verify the information contained within the bill of lading before loading a truck. Specifically, shippers should verify quantities, dimensions, weight, addresses and valuations.
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These links connect you to the most common shipping documents.
A commercial invoice is the basic document from which the buyer or importer pays the vendor or exporter. On import shipments, the commercial invoice generally serves a dual purpose: to enable the exporter to collect his/her money and to assist the importer in clearing the goods through customs.
The bill of lading is a document, issued to a shipper/exporter by a carrier or trucking company, that describes the goods to be shipped, acknowledges their receipt and states the terms of the contract for their carriage.
The North American Free Trade Agreement is a preferential tariff program, which allows zero or decreased duty for products that qualify under the provisions of the agreement. Not all goods crossing the U.S.-Canada border qualify for NAFTA treatment.
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