Customs enablement

Navigating export documents can limit global business expansion due to tedious requirements, and varying rules dependent on the Export Country, Import Country, and Object Value.

For clients looking for commercial invoice support, Arta’s Electronic Customs Documents feature expedites this process for streamlined efficiency. Additionally, for clients who prefer to manage export documentation themselves, we explain how to fill out a commercial invoice and the information required to export your item with Arta.

Commercial Invoices

While export requirements can vary, all shipments requiring customs clearance will require a Commercial Invoice. A commercial invoice is provided by the individual or business exporting the items; it serves as the shipment’s customs document and customs declaration.

Like many things related to customs clearance, the specific data required on a Commercial Invoice can vary but they consistently need the following pieces of information.

  • Date of Sale
  • Exporter Name
  • Exporter Address
  • Exporter Tax ID
  • Consignee Name
  • Consignee Address
  • Description of Goods
  • Quantity
  • Value
  • Country of Origin
  • HS Code

If you’re already generating Commercial Invoices that meet the exporting requirements you can provide that document to Arta by uploading it in the Client Dashboard or by using the Arta API to upload it. Arta’s fulfillment team will begin the customs declaration and reach out if additional pieces of information are required.

If you are not already generating sufficient Commercial Invoices, Arta’s Electronic Customs Documents feature can do that for you and does not require any additional code. Learn more.