Shipping Terms Glossary

Packing List

The Packing List is one of the most important documents you need when exporting and importing.

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What is a Packing List (PL)?

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An itemized list containing product details such as quantity and weight dimensions.

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Packing List

Is the packing list mandatory?

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Yes! It is one of the most important documents you need when exporting and importing.

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Why do you need a packing list?

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It acts as a checklist for the exporter, customs, or other involved parties to ensure accurate packing of the shipment.

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What information does a packing list include?

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A good packing list should contain the following:

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β€’ Product description

β€’ The type of package(s), e.g. box, carton, vials, etc.

β€’ Quantity and weight dimensions

β€’ Buyer and seller references

β€’ Commercial Invoice number and/or item number

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Who prepares the Packing List?

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Your factory is responsible for providing you with the Packing List.

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However, you might need to help them gather the necessary information and ensure there are no mistakes or missing details.

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