Commodity Shipments

Shipment contents that are considered to be dutiable are known as commodity shipments. In addition to the basic elements required for all shipping requests described in the Introduction of the FedEx Web Services Developer Guide the following elements are required to create a FedEx Express International commodity shipment.

When shipping commodities, the entire list of all the commodities in the shipment must be included in the ship request for each package so the commodity values are calculated correctly.

Note: For FedEx Express International MPS shipments, if one package is a commodity shipment, then all packages in the shipment must contain commodities. Commodity and document shipments cannot be combined in an MPS shipment.