How To Complete A Proforma or Commercial Invoice

It is essential that you provide a completed commercial or a proforma invoice for all dutiable shipments going to the EU. Here we have provided you with the relevant steps to ensure a smooth movement of your goods through customs. 

Exporter’s (your business) EORI number

Consignee’s EORI number. Having this will ensure the prompt clearance of your shipments. This is vital for business to business shipments.

Consignee’s telephone number and email address

Harmonisation HS Codes for all of the goods to be shipped (If not known can be searched on https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/a-z-index/a

Goods description needs to be on both Waybill and the commercial invoice or proforma invoice. This needs to list each item by line, starting with the most valuable

Value. It is important that the goods are valued correctly.

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