Shipping FAQs

Document / Non-document

What is the difference between 'document' and 'non-document' or 'product' shipment for international shipments?

A 'document' shipment includes paper of little or no commercial value such as business correspondence, and generally doesn't require a commercial invoice.

A 'non-document' or 'product' shipment defines all other shipments and printed materials of value. Examples include clothing, automobile parts, sports equipment, books, etc. All non-document shipments require an invoice.