Packing Lists Used in International Trade

Create a detailed packing list that will help ensure the success of your shipment.

A packing list is a document that provides a detailed inventory of the contents of a shipment. It is used by importers, exporters, and freight forwarders to ensure that all necessary items are included in the shipment and that everything is accounted for.

Here are some key things you should keep in mind when creating your packing list for your next international shipment:

  1. Be detailed and used clear language: Your packing list should be as detailed as possible. Include information such as the number of items, their size and weight, and any special handling requirements. This will help ensure that your shipment arrives intact and on time. Use clear and concise language to describe each item on the packing list. Avoid using jargon or technical terms that may be unfamiliar to others.

  2. Be organized: Group items together by type or category to make it easier to read and understand. 

  3. Include any necessary documentation: If your shipment requires any special documentation, such as a certificate of origin or a bill of lading, make sure to include copies of these documents with your packing list.

  4. Follow local regulations: Be aware of any local regulations regarding packing lists. Some countries may require specific information to be included on the packing list, such as the value of each item or the type of packaging used.

Let Mercury take the worry out of your next international shipment. Contact us today to ensure your packing lists meet all necessary requirements and regulations for a smooth and hassle-free delivery 

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