Necessary Documents for Starting Export in Nigeria
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You will need the following documents.
– Commercial invoice
As in a domestic transaction, the commercial invoice is a bill for the goods from the buyer to the seller
– Bill of lading
Bills of lading are contracts between the owner of the goods and the carrier (as with domestic shipments)
– Consular invoice
Certain nations require a consular invoice, which is used to control and identify goods.
– Certificate of origin
Certain nations require a signed statement as to the origin of the export item
– Inspection certification
Some purchasers and countries may require a certificate of inspection attesting to the specifications of the goods shipped, usually performed by a third party.
– Dock receipt and warehouse receipt
These receipts are used to transfer accountability when the export item is moved by the domestic carrier to the port of embarkation and left with the international carrier for export.
– Destination control statement
This statement appears on the commercial invoice, ocean or air waybill of lading, and Shippers Export Declaration (SED) to notify the carrier and all foreign parties that the item may be exported only to certain destinations.
– Insurance certificate
If the seller provides insurance, the insurance certificate states the type and amount of coverage. This instrument is negotiable.
– Export packing list
Considerably more detailed and informative than a standard domestic packing list, an export packing list itemizes the material in each individual package and indicates the type of package; box, crate, drum, carton, and so on