Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is required by Customs to be in our possession prior to acting on behalf of an importer. In the case of a corporation, the form must be signed by a corporate officer or other individual duly authorized to sign on behalf of the corporation.
There is no specific format for an invoice, but it should be in English, and show the buyer and sellers names and addresses, describe the product in enough detail to ensure admissibility and proper classification, terms of sale, purchase price, and currency used. The invoice must also indicate the country of origin, and contain enough packing details to enable Customs to readily locate and identify a particular item should they wish to examine the product. The packing information is frequently prepared as a separate Packing List, and should also indicate the gross and net weight of each invoice line. Any selling commissions, assists, royalties, packing and proceeds must be also factored into the price or if not included in the value advised to us prior to entry.
Please note that country of origin and country of export are not necessarily the same.
If the shipment contains returned American goods, additional information will be required. Based upon the country or origin or merchandise shipped, additional documentation may be required.
Proof of Ownership
The transport document from origin to destination, such as an ocean bill of lading or air waybill, generally satisfies this requirement.