When shipping internationally with FedEx there may be required customs forms, also referred to as Commercial Invoices, that need to be printed and included with your shipments or that may be sent electronically (Electronic Trade Documents).
The great news is that when processing FedEx international shipments with ShipWorks, all the forms you need will be either automatically submitted electronically (for supported countries) or automatically printed for you. However, you may still have questions related to how many forms should print and what forms to include with your shipment.
This article will give you more information to help make shipping internationally a bit easier.
How do I enable Electronic Trade Documents in ShipWorks?
With File Electronically enabled, and when shipping to a supported country, your Electronic Trade Documents will be automatically sent to FedEx electronically when processing your labels.
Can I also print copies of the commercial invoice when I need to?
Yes, you can. Please see the the above referenced article for details.
Keep in mind that when submitting forms electronically, it may not be necessary to include a copy of the commercial invoice with the shipment. In general, when submitting forms electronically, FedEx confirms the successful transmission and receipt of the electronic forms by including ETD on the printed shipping label.
Where can I get additional information on shipping internationally with FedEx?
What about NAFTA Certificates of Origin?
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