Shipping Terms Glossary

Shipping Terms Glossary
Export and Import Declaration

Export and Import Declaration

Export and Import Declarations are forms that provide Customs with information about the goods being shipped, including type, number, and value.

1. What is an Export Declaration?

It is a form that provides Customs with information about the goods being shipped, including type, number, and value.


Here is an example of an Australian Exports Declaration Form:

example of an Australian Exports Declaration Form

What is its purpose?

Customs use the information to oversee and control exports, as well as for any statistical needs that may arise.

Who provides the export declaration?

The exporter.

Where is the export declaration submitted?

At the port of export. In a lot of countries, this is done electronically.

2. What is an Import Declaration?

It is a form provided by the importer (buyer) or their agent ( customs broker ) to Customs. It contains information about the goods being imported, including type, number, and value.


Here is an example of an Australian Import Declaration Form:

example of an Australian Imports Declaration Form

What is the purpose of the import declaration?

Customs use the information to oversee and control exports, as well as for any statistical needs that may arise.

Who provides the import declaration?

The importer.

Where is the import declaration submitted?

At the port of import. In a lot of countries, this is done electronically.

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