Importance of Export Documentation

Export documentation is important, as it covers all areas of shopping items, from packing and labeling to insuring the goods. Important items are being shipped by random carriers to far-off customers; it's necessary to file accurate paperwork to ensure delivery.

Function

Invoices

Bill of Lading

The bill of lading is given from the carrier to the shipper, verifying that the buyer received the goods. This is technically a contract between the shipper and the carrier. The bill of lading also notifies the buyer when their goods are available for pickup.

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About the Author

As a full-time writer in New York's Hudson Valley, Lindsay Pietroluongo's nightlife column and photos have appeared regularly in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" since 2007. Additional publications include "Chronogram," the "New Paltz Sojourn," "About Town" newspaper and "Outsider" magazine. Pietroluongo graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in English.