I suppose I will be keep writing in different aspects of the packing list, as it is a very important export and import document.
Today I would like to explain you what kind of information should not be covered under the packing list and why.
What sort of information should not be mentioned on a packing list?
Packing list is not a financial document.
It is used by logistics personnel, who should have no connection with the financial information about the goods.
Additionally, sometimes packing list may be delivered to the final customer as is, without checked by the importer, who is the intermediary company between the exporter and the final buyer.
Mentioning financial information on the packing list would harm the business of the importer company.
As explained above, a packing list should not show financial information.
Let me be more specific and write down below article by article the information that not be shown on the packing list:
- Unit Price: Unit price is a sensitive information and should not be mentioned on the packing list.
- Total Price: Total order amount is another piece of information that should not be stated on the packing list.
- Discount Information: Any discount amount or percentage should not be written on the packing list.
- Commissions: Any commission amount or percentage should not be shown on the packing list.
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