Chapter 4

Exporting: Other Export Documentation

Although the sales agreement is by far the most important single document in an export sales transaction, there are numerous other documents with which the exporter must be familiar. In some cases, the exporter may not actually prepare such documents, especially if the exporter utilizes the services of a freight forwarder. Nevertheless, as discussed in Chapter 2, Section K, relating to the utilization of freight forwarders, the exporter is responsible for the content of the documents prepared and filed by its agent, the freight forwarder. Since the exporter has legal responsibility for any mistakes of the freight forwarder, it is very important for the exporter to understand what documents the freight ...

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