When sending a shipment outside the EU with e.g. PostNord or DHL Express, you will be prompted to fill out information for the pro forma invoice electronically during the creation of your shipment. 

Customs agent in the receiver country needs the pro forma invoice in order to be able to verify the value of the shipment in question.

The information you enter is transferred electronically to the carrier. At the same time you are required to attach a certain number of copies (depending on the receiver country) of the pro forma invoice on the outside of your parcel/shipment.

The following information must be filled out for each product category the shipment contains.

Quantity

Quantity of the unique products in the shipment.

Country of origin

An ISO country code for the country of origin of the product you are shipping must be filled in. If the item is produced in e.g. China, the country code "CN" should be used.

You can find a list of ISO country codes SKAT's website: http://www.skat.dk/SKAT.aspx?oId=136717

Content (in English)

Description of product(s) in English e.g. "Shoes".

Commodity code

Commodity code is the classification code of your product in relation to Intrastat. Intrastat is an entity that registers import/export between countries.

The commodity code must be entered without spaces and other characters, just digits.

In addition, the commodity code must contain either 8, 10 or 12 digits. If your commodity code has e.g. 7 digits, you have to add a 0 at the end so it has 8 digits.

If you do not know the commodity code for the product you are shipping, you can ask your supplier for it. If this is not possible, then you are expected to classify the product to the best of your ability. You can try finding the right commodity code on SKAT's website: http://vita.toldskat.dk/vita.htm.

Item weight

The weight per item in grams.

Item value

Sales value (customer's purchase price) per item, should be stated without decimals.

Tags: tariff, customs, pro forma, proforma, commodity code

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