On receipt of the above documents, the exporter makes an application to the chamber of commerce and obtains a ‘Certificate of Origin’ in duplicate. In case of export shipment to countries offering GSP concession, the GSP Certificate of Origin will have to be procured by the exporter from the concerned authority like Export Inspection Agency.

The exporter then sends ‘Shipment Advice’ to the importer intimating the date of shipment of the consignment by a named vessel and its expected time of arrival (ETA) at the destination port. The following documents are also sent along with the shipping advice so that the importer may start making arrangements for taking delivery of the consignments.

  • A non- negotiable copy of the Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Customs Invoice