Prepare Shipping Documents

  • Prepare Shipping Documents

  • Fill out Commercial Invoice

How to Fill Out a Commercial Invoice

Learn how to properly complete the commercial invoice and download a blank form.

Sample of Commercial Invoice
Blank Form of Commercial Invoice


  • Customs Clearance

Customs Clearance

Single resource for information about clearing your import and export shipments to and from the Philippines.

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  • Fill out FedEx Expanded Service International Air Waybill

How to Fill Out FedEx Expanded Service International Air Waybill

For express freight services (over 68 kg), dangerous goods handling, FedEx International Broker Select®, and Letters of Credit shipments.

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  • Fill out FedEx International Air Waybill

How to Fill Out FedEx International Air Waybill

For express package services including FedEx International Priority® and FedEx International First®.

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Documentation Tips

Packing List

A Packing List is required if there is more than one package under one air waybill or if the shipment weighs more than 100kgs. Please note that this requirement may differ between markets based on the commodities being shipped. The list must correctly and clearly describe the goods, quantity and weight.

Special License or other documentation

Certain commodities require a Special License or other documentation either at the origin or destination, or due to specific clearance procedures.

When shipping to destinations such as the U.S. and China, you may need to complete additional documentation, which is required under the law of the destination country/territory. Accurate completion of the documentation will assist the customs authorities in processing your shipment more efficiently. Please download China Inbound Shipments Clearance Tips and U.S. Import Helpful Hints for Shipping with FedEx for more details.

Customs Clearance

FedEx strives to make your shipping experience as straightforward as possible. Download a copy of our Philippines Import or Export Guidelines to learn more about shipping to and from the Philippines.

Download Import Guidelines for the Philippines : Philippines Import Guidelines
Download Export Guidelines for the Philippines : Philippines Export Guidelines

We have collated important announcements by Customs authorities worldwide to help you stay up-to-date on shipping and customs clearance requirements. For more information, visit our Shipping Regulatory Update page.

Shipping Regulatory Update : Shipping Regulatory Update

Ancillary Clearance Service Fee

Import shipments may incur ancillary clearance service fees. We may apply and invoice these fees, which are subject to change, to Shippers, Consignees or Third Party-based customers.*

Local Ancillary Clearance Fees

Fees are listed in Philippine Peso. They are assessed per shipment unless otherwise noted.

Local Ancillary Clearance Service Fees

Warehouse Processing Charges

Depending on the nature of the shipment, it may be assessed a Warehouse Processing Charge, which is comprised of two components:

  1. Warehouse handling fee: PHP 420 (fixed fee for all non-document shipments, OR on document shipments heavier than 10kg);
  2. Storage fee: PHP 245 per day (daily fee for shipments held in the FedEx facility for over 48 hours)

Advancement Fee (for duties and taxes)

The higher value of PHP 105, or 2% of duty and tax. No advancement fee shall be assessed on ancillary services. (Duty and Tax threshold: only total amount over PHP 275.99 is assessed with advancement fee)

Description of Fees

Warehouse Processing Charges Local charges for the handling of non-document shipments. This may be comprised of a local warehouse handling fee (for any non-document shipment, as well as documents weighing over 10kg), and/or storage fees (for shipments held in the FedEx facility for over 48 hours). The storage fees may also be reflected as “storage charges” in your invoice. Please contact our Customer Service hotlines for more information about the fees on your shipment.

Advancement Fee Duties, taxes and other charges might be due when importing a shipment. FedEx may advance these fees as assessed by Customs on behalf of the payer. A fee will be based on the advanced amount.

Global Ancillary Clearance Fees

For more information on the potential fees, please visit our Global Ancillary Clearance Service Fees page.*

For more information about fees on your shipment, please call our Customer Service Hotlines listed below.

FedEx Philippine Customer Service Hotlines:
For PLDT, Sun and Smart subscribers: 1800.10.46.33339
For Globe subscribers: 1800.8.46.33339
For other network subscribers: 045.4993900

*Note: The potential fees are a partial list of fees that a shipment may incur, depending on the type of commodity being shipped, and subject to applicable Philippine laws.


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