What is a commercial invoice?


Commercial invoice: Note ZA Customs do not accept proforma invoices –whether you use a commercial or proforma invoice has no bearing or impact on the duty liability. Nor is it accepted practice to allow the wording of “no customs value”

The commercial invoice is used specifically for Customs procedures and contains important information regarding the

  • exporter,
  • importer,
  • the goods/commodities being supplied and
  • the value to be used for Customs valuation purposes.

A detailed step-by-step form is available to help clients complete a commercial invoice correctly here.