A commercial invoice is document that is used for importing and exporting goods across borders. The invoice describes the contents of a container for customs and declaration purposes and typically includes information about the goods like a description, valuation, and list of duties that apply.
Companies fill out these invoices and attach them to their international shipments. The shipping companies like UPS and FedEx present these documents to the foreign customers workers to determine the necessary duties and taxes. Here’s a commercial invoice template that you can use when shipping something abroad. It lists the exporter and consignee’s information along with a detailed description of the good’s weight, country of origin and freight costs. You can download and edit this sample in Excel or Word to create a professional looking custom invoice for your business.