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International waybill

What is it?
The international Waybill, or Airwaybill, is the paper needed for every overseas shipment, to be used for both documents and goods. It is needed for all customs obligations.

How to fill it in?
Data must be complete to ensure a speedy delivery: this is why it is important to fill in all parts of the Airwaybill precisely and legibly. Here is how to do that.

1. Sender.
Give name, telephone number and full address of the sender.

2. Addressee.
Give the name, telephone number, full address (including Zip code), VAT number or tax code. For some nations a general delivery address can be given, if a telephone or fax number is included.

3. Information on the shipment.
This information does not replace the Commercial Invoice for shipments requiring this document.
Number of items, weight, size: give the number of items making up the shipment, the total weight in kilos and the size of the shipment (length, width, height).
Description of content: give a full description of each product and specify whether or not the goods are for sale.
Customs item: give the customs code for each product of the shipment (if known).
Nation of manufacture: give the nation in which each good has been produced.

Total declared value for customs duty purposes.
This is required by customs officers for assessing possible customs duties and charges. The amount represents the replacement cost or the sale price (even if the product is not for resale) of the shipment content and must be equal to or greater than the “Total declared value for the carrier’s liability”. The amount must tally with the value given in the Commercial Invoice.

Overall declared value for the carrier’s liability.
SDA’s liability is limited by the Convention of Montreal or CMR.
For more details consult the General Terms of Transport.
For EU only: Put a cross here if the goods are not in free movement and attach the Commercial Invoice.

4. Packaging.
Select the packaging used for the shipment: Envelope – Pak – Other.
The category “Other” includes the types Box, Tube and customer packing.

5. Payment of customs duties and charges.
Select which method you prefer for paying customs duties and taxes, putting a cross in the relevant box. All shipments, including personal shipments, gifts and “duty-free” goods, may be subject to customs charges. SDA is unable to estimate customs charges. If no instructions are available, customs charges will be billed to the addressee. If the addressee does not acknowledge the charges, the sender will be charged.

6. Insurance.
SDA offers you the possibility of insuring your shipment up to a value of €1,500.00 at a cost of €5.68 and, for higher values, up to €50,000.00 with a premium corresponding to 5% of the insured value. Should you require further information we invite you to contact our Call Center.

7. Mandatory signature.
The Airwaybill must be signed and dated by the sender or by the company’s representative.


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