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  • Create and Download a Commercial Invoice Template for Global Trade

    Last updated on February 8, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Create and Download a Commercial Invoice template for Global Trade

    A Commercial Invoice is an important trade document that is used in Global Trade and shipping. When products are shipped Internationally the shipper must provide the Consignee (importer) with a detailed Commercial Invoice template and other shipping documentation.

  • Incoterms® 2024: Guide, and changes of Incoterms® Explained

    Last updated on January 31, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Incoterms 2024

    Incoterms® Guide to use in 2024 Incoterms® were first published in 1936 and are continually updated over time to reflect the changing global business environment to be continually used in 2024 and beyond. The International Chamber of Commerce ICC published the latest version of Incoterms® 2020.  These changes came into effect on the 1st of January 2020 and…

  • Alpha, Bravo, Charlie code: the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

    Last updated on January 17, 2024 by Ben Thompson
    Phonetic Alphabet communication

    This alphabet assigns unique code words to each letter, from 'Alpha' for 'A' to 'Zulu' for 'Z', ensuring clarity, especially in noisy environments. It's a simple yet effective method to avoid misunderstandings and is widely used in global logistics, customer service, and international business. Learn the pronunciation and application of each of the 26 code…

  • Dangerous Goods and IMO Classes Explained

    Last updated on January 15, 2024 by Ben Thompson

    Discover the essentials of transporting hazardous goods and the crucial role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in ensuring safety. This insightful piece dives into the nine classes of dangerous goods, including explosives, gases, and corrosive substances. Learn about the specific handling, labeling, and storage requirements for each class, highlighting the importance of proper management…

  • Incoterms® in 2023 Guide

    Last updated on December 6, 2022 by Ben Thompson
    Incoterms 2023 Guide

    It is important to know which Incoterms® are applicable in 2023 as they determine the responsibilities of buyers and sellers. Additionally, incorrect Incoterms® can result in costly errors or delays in international trade.

  • Download a Proforma Invoice Template PDF

    Last updated on April 14, 2022 by Ben Thompson

    A Proforma Invoice template is an important document used when selling goods Internationally. It can also be referred to as a “pro forma invoice” or “performa invoice”. In this article you can download a Proforma Invoice PDF template to use for global trade.

  • Incoterms® in 2022 Guide

    Last updated on April 13, 2022 by Ben Thompson

    Incoterms® were first published in 1936 and are continually updated over time to reflect the changing global business environment to be continually used in 2022 and beyond.

  • Create and Download a Bill of Exchange Document Template for Export

    Last updated on November 24, 2021 by Ben Thompson

    A Bill of Exchange is a document that is used in global trade as a written order binding one party to pay a fixed sum of money to another party on demand or at a confirmed date.

  • Create and Download a CMR Consignment Note for International Road Transport

    Last updated on November 18, 2021 by Ben Thompson

    A CMR note is an International Consignment note that is the standard contract of carriage of goods document that is used when transporting goods Internationally via road. The CMR note can also be known as a CMR Waybill or International Consignment Note (ICN).

  • Create and Download a Non Asbestos Declaration Document

    Last updated on November 17, 2021 by Ben Thompson

    During the import export process, the shipper and/or manufacturer is required to submit important information and declarations, such as a Non Asbestos Declaration. Various shipping documentation and declarations are shared through to importers, freight forwarders and customs brokers to be used in the customs clearance and quarantine process.

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Create and Download a Commercial Invoice Template for Global Trade

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