Packing List

A packing list comes in handy when the buyer needs to claim insurance for any damage or defect. It specifies how the shipment is packed and labeled. When packaging and labeling are done appropriately, it will facilitate customs’ inspection and examination and minimize delays in the shipment’s release from customs.

A packing list can also be useful for both buyer and seller in many ways such as:

  1. It offers an accurate count of items being shipped from factory to the buyer’s warehouse
  2. It has details needed to create a Certificate o Origin
  3. With hazardous materials, it makes creating a Material Safety Data Sheet easier
  4. Can be used by customs broker to facilitate passing the shipment through customs
  5. Can be used in insurance claims if something happens to the shipment in transit

If you want a packing list, ask your supplier to prepare one.