The commercial invoice in detail

The Commercial Invoice is an instructional document for customs clearance. Its correct filling avoids problems and speeds up the process.

The Commercial Invoice: beginning of the foreign trade process

The Commercial Invoice formalizes the negotiation that will be carried out. With it, FAXE provides for you all the tax and administrative study that will be applied in your operation., and thus the invoice must contain all the information determined by the Customs Regulation (Decree 6759 of 02/05/2009), in its art. . 557. (

This information is necessary for the RFB (Customs Dept) and other bodies involved to be able to inspect the goods or service to be imported or exported. Some mandatory information:

  • Complete importer and exporter data;
  • Specification of goods in Portuguese;
  • Identification of volumes, gross weight and net weight;
  • Country of origin, country of acquisition, country which exported;
  • Unit price, total price, shipping cost;
  • Terms and currency of payment;
  • Terms of sale condition - INCOTERM.

The Commercial Invoice is an instructional document for customs clearance. It is a document that can produce legal effects required by legislation, as it legitimizes the commercial operation, and with it properly elaborated, many problems are avoided.

There are other documents that instruct the customs clearance of an import/export process, such as the Packing List, the International Shipping Bill and others that may be requested (Certificate of Origin, Analysis Certificate, Technical catalogues, etc).

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