Which documents are required for clearance? Who do I give customs paperwork to?

Which documents are needed for customs clearance? 

The documents you need may vary depending on the country and the type of goods you are importing or exporting. However, some common documents include:

- Commercial invoice

- Bill of lading or airway bill

- Packing list

- Customs declaration form

- Certificate of origin

Who do I give my documents to? 

If you're shipping with Moto but using your own customs broker, you'll need to email your documents to customs@shipmoto.com. 

However, if you're shipping with another carrier or Moto and also having Moto handle the customs clearance, you'll need to email your documents to clear@shipmoto.com. This allows Moto to take care of the customs clearance process for you.

On the other hand, if you're shipping with another carrier and using your own broker, you'll need to reach out to them directly for information on where to send your documents.

It's important to make sure you're sending your documents to the right place to avoid any delays or complications with the shipping and customs clearance process. If you have any questions or concerns about where to send your documents, be sure to reach out to the appropriate party for clarification.

What are the documents? 
  1. Commercial Invoice: This is a document that contains a detailed description of the goods being shipped, including their value, quantity, and country of origin. It also includes information about the buyer and seller, such as their names, addresses, and contact details. The commercial invoice is used for customs clearance and to calculate duties and taxes.

  2. Bill of Lading or Airway Bill: These documents are used to establish proof of ownership and responsibility for the goods being shipped. A bill of lading is used for ocean freight shipments, while an airway bill is used for air freight shipments. These documents contain information about the shipment, such as the names of the consignor and consignee, the ports of departure and arrival, and the date of shipment.

  3. Packing List: This document provides a detailed inventory of the goods being shipped, including information about their weight, dimensions, and packaging. It is used to ensure that all items in the shipment are accounted for and to help with customs clearance.

  4. Customs Declaration Form: This is a form that provides information about the contents of the shipment and is used to declare the value of the goods being imported or exported. It is required by customs officials and is used to calculate duties and taxes.

  5. Certificate of Origin: This document certifies the country of origin of the goods being shipped. It is used to determine whether the goods are eligible for preferential treatment under a free trade agreement or other trade agreement.