What is a Certificate of Shipment?

A Certificate of Shipment is a document issued as proof of export for groupage shipments. 

This is a recognised HMRC document, usually issued along with a copy of the Bill of Lading.

  1. the name and address of the issuing company
  2. a unique reference number or issuer’s file reference
  3. the name of the exporter (and VAT number, if known)
  4. the place, port, airport or rail terminal of loading
  5. the place, port or airport of shipment, or channel tunnel for rail
  6. the name of the export vessel or the aircraft, flight prefix and number, or train details
  7. the date of departure
  8. the customer’s name
  9. the destination of the goods
  10. a full description of the goods exported (including quantity, weight and value)
  11. the number of packages
  12. the exporter’s invoice number and date if known
  13. the bill of lading or air waybill number (if applicable)
  14. the identifying number of the vehicle, container or railway wagon

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