• COMMERCIAL INVOICE - Required.  There are no regulations specifying the form or number of copies.
  • CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN - Three (3) copies are required.  The Certificate of Origin Form A is used for goods claiming GSP and CBI Treatment.
  • PRO FORMA INVOICE - Not necessarily required.
  • BILL OF LADING OR AIRWAY BILL - Required.   However, there are no regulations specifying the form or number of such documents required for any particular shipment
  • PACKING LIST.  This is required and should indicatage exactly what is in each box, barrel or package making u the shipment.
  • OTHER DOCUMENTS.  A wide range of goods requires special certificates:
  1. Textiles - textile visas and/or exempt certification;
  2. Steel - US Customs Form 5520 - Special Summary Steel Invoice Form;
  3. Meat and meat products;
  4. Plants and Plant products;
  5. Live anumals;
  6. Food, drugs and pharmaceuticals.

Exporters shipping garments to Puerto Rico may need to complete special customs declarations to be submitted to the customs department.  These forms which are usually supplied by the importer in Puerto Rico are listed below:

  • Multiple Country Declaration: When the fabric used is sourced in a country other than the USA.
  • Single Country Declaration: This form should be used when the fabric is sourced in the USA, any of its territories, or is the wholly growth product of the exporting country.
  • Negative Declaration:

    • This should be submitted when the fabric is not man-made fibre, cotton or wool.  Therefore, it must be used with silk and linen garments or those made from animal or similar skins. 

    • Prior to shipment, exporters should obtain additional information directly from the importer because of the complexity of sanitary and health regulations.

  • WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Both the Imperial and Metric Systems are in use.