COMMONLY USED EXPORT DOCUMENTS
The following documents are commonly used in exporting:
Certificate of Origin
Application for Certificate of Origin
Bill of Lading
Pro forma Invoice
Barbados Customs Declaration (C63)
Exchange Control Act. CAP.71 Form Ex
The specific document(s) needed for each shipment depends on the requirements of the importing and exporting countries.
The absence of any of the required documents, or their incorrect preparation can create difficulties at the time of shipment, as well as in clearing shipments in the importing country, which in turn could result in delayed payments, or loss of profits due to accrued storage or demurrage charges. Special care should therefore be taken when preparing these documents so as to avoid such consequences.
The exporter must make sure that:
Brief descriptions of the commonly used export documents are as follows: