Commercial Invoice

Include the following elements to produce a Commercial Invoice:

Element Required or Optional Description
CreatePendingShipmentRequest/RequestedShipment/Shipper Party/Tins TaxpayerIdentification Optional Specify Shipper tax identification number and type.
RequestedShipment/Recipient Party/Tins TaxpayerIdentification Optional Specify Recipient tax identification number and type if known.
RequestedShipment/SpecialServicesRequested ShipmentSpecialServicesRequested/ SpecialServicesTypes Optional Specify ELECTRONIC_TRADE_DOCUMENTS to send this document electronically.
RequestedShipment/SpecialServicesRequested ShipmentSpecialServicesRequested/EtdDetail/ RequestedDocumentCopies Optional Specify COMMERCIAL_INVOICE if you want to send this document electronically and also receive a copy of this document in reply.
RequestedShipment/CustomsClearanceDetail/Broker Optional Specify Broker information only if you are using Broker Select Option for your shipment.
CustomsClearanceDetail/ImporterOfRecord Optional Specify Importer of Record information if different from Recipient.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CustomsValue Optional Specify customs value for your entire shipment.
CustomsClearanceDetail/InsuranceCharges Optional Specify insurance charges if applicable.
Note: FedEx does not provide insurance of any kind.
CustomsClearanceDetail/PartiesToTransactionAreRelated Optional Specify if parties to transactions are related.

Valid values are:



CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/Comments Optional Any comments that need to be communicated about this shipment.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/ FreightCharge Optional Specify freight charges.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/ TaxesOrMiscellaneousCharge Optional Specify total taxes and/or any miscellaneous charges.
CustomsClearanceDetail /CommercialInvoice/PackingCosts Optional Specify packing costs.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/HandlingCosts Optional Specify handling costs.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/SpecialInstructions Optional Specify special instructions.
Note: Values specified for the CUSTOMER_REFERENCE element may also appear as special instructions.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/DeclarationStatement Optional Free-form text.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/PaymentTerms Optional Specify payment terms.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/ Purpose Optional Specify purpose of shipment. Valid values are:
  • GIFT
  • SOLD
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/Purpose PurposeOfShipmentDescription Optional Enter as text same as you selected for Purpose element.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/CustomsInvoiceNumber Optional Customer assigned Invoice number.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/OriginatorName Optional Name of the International Expert that completed the Commercial Invoice if different from Sender.
CustomsClearanceDetail/CommercialInvoice/ TermsOfSale Optional Specify terms of sale. Valid values are:
  • DDP
  • DDU
  • EXW
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities Commodity/Name Optional Specify name of the commodity.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ NumberOfPieces Required Specify number of pieces for the commodity.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ Description Optional Specify description of the commodity.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ CountryOfManufacture Required Specify country where commodity was manufactured.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ HarmonizedCode Optional Specify Harmonized Code for commodity. Refer to the FedEx® Global Trade Manager for Harmonized Codes.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/Weight Required Specify weight of commodity.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/Quantity Optional Specify quantity of commodity.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/QuantityUnits Optional Unit of measure used to express the quantity of this commodity line item.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/AdditionalMeasures Optional Contains only additional quantitative information other than weight and quantity to calculate duties and taxes.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/UnitPrice Optional Value of each unit in Quantity. Six explicit decimal positions, Max length 18 including decimal.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ CustomsValue Optional Specify customs value for commodity.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ExciseConditions Optional Defines additional characteristic of commodity used to calculate duties and taxes.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ExportLicenseNumber Optional Applicable to U.S. export shipping only.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/ExportLicenseExpirationDate Optional Date of expiration. Must be at least 1 day into future. The date that the Commerce Export License expires. Export License commodities may not be exported from the U.S. on an expired license. Applicable to U.S. shipping only. Required only if commodity is shipped on commerce export license, and Export License Number is supplied.
CustomsClearanceDetail/Commodities/CIMarksAndNumbers Optional An identifying mark or number used on the packaging of a shipment to help customers identify a particular shipment.
CustomsClearanceDetail/ExportDetail/ExportComplianceStatement Optional Enter Automated Export System (AES) or Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) exemption.
CustomsClearanceDetail/ExportDetail/PermitNumber Optional This field is applicable only to Canada export non-document shipments of any value to any destination. No special characters are allowed.
CustomsClearanceDetail/ExportDetail/DestinationControlDetail Optional VERY IMPORTANT: Specify appropriate destination control statement type(s). Valid values are DEPARTMENT_OF_COMMERCE and DEPARTMENT_OF_STATE. Be sure to also specify destination country and end user.
RequestedShipment/ShippingDocumentSpecification/ ShippingDocumentType Required Specify COMMERCIAL_INVOICE.
ShippingDocumentSpecification/ CommercialInvoiceDetail/ DocumentFormat Optional ImageType and StockType are required. Other elements are optional.
ShippingDocumentSpecification/ CommercialInvoiceDetail/ CustomerImageUsages Optional Specify image type of LETTER_HEAD and/or SIGNATURE to include on the document.
RequestedShipment/RequestedPackageLineItems/ CustomerReferences Optional Specify P_O_NUMBER and/or INVOICE_NUMBER.