Consular Invoice

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Consular Invoice'

A document certifying a shipment of goods and shows information such as the consignor, consignee and value of the shipment. A consular invoice can be obtained through a consular representative of the country you're shipping to. The consular invoice is required by some countries to facilitate customs and collection of taxes.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Consular Invoice'

A consular invoice also has a copy of the commercial invoice in the language of the country, giving full details of the merchandise shipped. In general, the purpose is to provide the foreign customs authority with a complete, detailed description of the goods so that the correct import duty can be levied.



RELATED TERMS
  1. Tariff

    A tax imposed on imported goods and services. Tariffs are used ...
  2. Countervailing Duties

    Tariffs levied on imported goods to offset subsidies made to ...
  3. General Order - GO

    A status given to imported goods that are missing the proper ...
  4. Cost, Insurance and Freight - CIF

    A trade term requiring the seller to arrange for the carriage ...
  5. Import

    A good or service brought into one country from another. Along ...
  6. Incoterms

    Trade terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce ...
Related Articles
  1. What Is International Trade?
    Personal Finance

    What Is International Trade?

  2. Explaining The World Through Macroeconomic ...
    Options & Futures

    Explaining The World Through Macroeconomic ...

  3. Global Trade And The Currency Market
    Forex Education

    Global Trade And The Currency Market

  4. NAFTA's Winners And Losers
    Economics

    NAFTA's Winners And Losers

Hot Definitions
  1. Conduit Issuer

    An organization, usually a government agency, that issues municipal securities to raise capital for revenue-generating projects ...
  2. Financing Entity

    The party in a financing arrangement that provides money, property, or another asset to an intermediate entity or financed ...
  3. Hyperinflation

    Extremely rapid or out of control inflation. There is no precise numerical definition to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is ...
  4. Gross Rate Of Return

    The total rate of return on an investment before the deduction of any fees or expenses. The gross rate of return is quoted ...
  5. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option ...
  6. Leading Indicator

    A measurable economic factor that changes before the economy starts to follow a particular pattern or trend. Leading indicators ...
Trading Center