Sending goods to the USA


I have to ship some electronic equipment and software to the US. Normally the shipping has been done by my customers with them taking care of the clearance. this time I have to arrange shipping and clearance. What documentation do I need to send with it to ensure that it is not delayed?


Dear Doug,

Thank you for your question.

You might find this article from the UKTI team in New York to be useful as a starting point.

Hope that this helps.




Hi Doug,

We would be delighted to help you with the shipping of your items and advise, based on the carrier chosen for delivery, which documentation will be required.

Please call our team on 01292 310 510 for a shipment quotation and for advice on the best way of sending the items – my colleague Margaret McDonald is the best contact for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,
Dawn Henderson
Marketing Executive
Consolidated Carriers Ltd (CCL)


Hi Doug

You’d need your commercial invoice and packing list. It is also worth asking your customer if they have a customs bond and broker in place as using their broker will make it easier. If they dont have one it isnt a problem, you can do non-bonded entries. If you would like a quotation for the shipping then I would be more than happy to help, you can email me [email protected] or call me on 02392 756575.

Mercator Cargo Systems Ltd

Export Action Plan