Shipment/Package Information

Element Multiple Occurrence Description
ServiceType No Required. Values are:
  • EUROPE_FIRST_INTERNATIONAL_PRIORITY (for intra-Europe shipment only).
  • INTERNATIONAL_ECONOMY
  • INTERNATIONAL_FIRST
  • INTERNATIONAL_PRIORITY
  • INTERNATIONAL_ECONOMY_ FREIGHT
  • INTERNATIONAL_PRIORITY_ FREIGHT
PackagingType Yes Required. Values are:
  • FEDEX_10KG_BOX
  • FEDEX_25KG_BOX
  • FEDEX_BOX
  • FEDEX_ENVELOPE
  • FEDEX_PAK
  • FEDEX_TUBE
  • YOUR_PACKAGING
PhysicalPackaging Yes If you select YOUR_PACKAGING as the package type, this element is required for packages traveling to and from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. This enumeration rationalizes the former FedEx Express international "admissibility package" types (based on ANSI X.12) and the FedEx Freight packaging types. The values represented are those common to both carriers.

See Physical Packaging for valid package descriptions.

Weight Yes Required. Units and Value are included in this element. Values for the Units element are:
  • LB
  • KG

The Value element must contain the actual package weight. For MPS shipments, each ProcessShipment request must contain the package Weight.

TotalWeight No Required for MPS shipments. The TotalWeight element is submitted for the master package only, not the subsequent child packages. The master package (designated as 1 in the PackageCount element) contains the total package weight in the MPS shipment.

Units and Value are included in this element. Values for the Units element are:

  • LB
  • KG

The Value element must contain the actual package weight.

Height Yes Optional but recommended if your package type is CUSTOMER_PACKAGING.
Width Yes Optional but recommended if your package type is CUSTOMER_PACKAGING.
Length Yes Optional but recommended if your package type is CUSTOMER_PACKAGING.
Units   Required if dimensions are specified. Values are:
  • IN
  • CM
InternationalDocument ContentType No Required. Values are:
  • DOCUMENTS_ONLY
  • NON_DOCUMENTS
Commodity/Description Yes A minimum of three characters is required for this element. Maximum number of characters is 450.

See Customs-Approved Document Descriptions for more information.

Commodity/ CountryOfManufacture Yes Optional. Country code where document contents were produced in their final form.
InsuredValue/Amount No
Note: Some countries require a minimum document declared value of $1USD. For a list of these countries, see Minimum Customs Value.

FedEx liability for each package is limited to $100USD unless a higher value is declared and paid for. Use this element if you want to declare a higher value.

For FedEx Express International MPS, the master package should contain the total declared value/carriage value. No declared value/carriage value is added to the subsequent child packages.

Note: "InsuredValue" refers to declared value of the package. FedEx does not provide insurance of any kind.
RequestedShipment/ ShipTimeStamp No Required. Time of shipment based on shipper’s time zone. Defaults to CDT.

The date format must be YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS-xx:xx. The time must be in the format: HH:MM:SS using a 24-hour clock. The date and time are separated by the letter T (e.g., 2009-06-26T17:00:00). The UTC offset indicates the number of hours/minutes (e.g. xx:xx) from UTC (e.g., 2009-06-26T17:00:00-04:00 is defined as June 26, 2009 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

See Time Zones for more information.

RequestedShipment/Date No Required. Date of shipment. For FedEx Express international shipments, this value can be current date or up to 10 days in future.