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A commercial invoice is a document the seller issues and sends to the buyer when goods are shipped. It specifies details such as the date of shipment, payment terms, item descriptions, the quantity of items shipped, the unit price per item, total cost, and applicable taxes.
The commercial invoice serves as an official record of the sale and may be required for customs clearance in some countries. It is typically used for international shipments where customs duties or taxes may apply.
Unlike a bill of lading, a commercial invoice does not carry the legal title of goods.