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Know your estimated duties and taxes

Use our convenient shipping calculator to estimate the duties and taxes that apply to your international shipments. Also review Incoterms® rules to avoid disputes between buyers and sellers.

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Complete your documentation online to stay organized

Factors such as country of origin or destination, commodity, value, duties and taxes, and regulatory governance can impact your documentation. Use our FedEx Document Preparation Center, and we’ll help you keep it straight. To confirm or research Harmonized System Codes, screen for denied parties, or estimate duties and taxes, use our convenient tools at FedEx® Global Trade Manager.

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Streamline your international paperwork

Save time and money by using FedEx® Electronic Trade Documents for your international paperwork needs.

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Electronic Export Information

Electronic Export Information (EEI), is used for compiling official U.S. export statistics and to enforce U.S. export laws. Records must be retained for five years from the date of export.

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Get the right Harmonized System code for your documents

A Harmonized System (HS) code is a six- to 12-digit number used in your documentation to declare your goods. As an importer or exporter, you are responsible for having the correct HS code. We've developed an easy-to-use tool to help you get it right.

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See if you can ship duty free to Canada and Mexico with NAFTA

If you’re expanding your business to Canada or Mexico, you may be eligible for duty-free imports and exports. To see if your goods qualify for NAFTA, refer to this step-by-step guide.

Find out if you can ship duty free

Documentation Tips

Make sure you can ship what you are shipping to whom you are shipping.

To protect what you’re shipping, keep tabs on regulatory requirements. Make sure you’re not shipping a prohibited item or to a denied party. Stay up to date on regulatory requirements and alerts.

Complete required paperwork correctly

Most international shipments require an International Air Waybill (IAWB), a Certificate of Origin (COO), a Commercial Invoice (CI), and an Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing. To learn more about documentation for international shipments, visit the Small Business Center.

To complete your documentation correctly and organize paperwork for international shipments, use FedEx Document Preparation Center.

For information specific to your international shipment, such as Harmonized System Codes, estimated duties and taxes, denied parties, and more use FedEx Global Trade Manager.

For expert assistance with international regulations, contact the Regulatory Consulting Group.

Prevent delays with border-ready paperwork

Most delayed, caged, or returned shipments are the result of incomplete or incorrect paperwork. To protect your shipments, complete your documentation correctly with FedEx Document Preparation Center.

For information specific to your international shipment, such as Harmonized System Codes, estimated duties and taxes, denied parties, and more use FedEx Global Trade Manager.

For expert assistance with international regulations, contact the Regulatory Consulting Group.

Include complete and accurate broker information to avoid delays

One of the common causes of clearance delays is inaccurate or incomplete broker information. Always double-check your broker information before you ship. With the Broker Select Option, you can designate your own a broker or choose FedEx.

Get help with Electronic Export Information filing

Some exports require an Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing before shipment. EEI filing is an important step in any compliance program, and by law you must retain EEI filing records for five years. We can provide assistance with EEI filing.

Keep tabs on the changing regulatory climate

Shipping regulations are constantly changing, and what you don’t know could hurt your business. Stay up to date on regulatory requirements and alerts.

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