The Customs API can be used for the following use cases
Match orders and enhance customs documentation
Retrieve customs documentation
A commercial invoice contains two levels of information.
Here is an example of some of the variables in the API and how they combine to create a complete commercial invoice.
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A commercial invoice is a document that is an official declaration of goods being imported into a country. In ecommerce, a commercial invoice is typically created by the shipper. The Customs API can provide all the information needed to create a commercial invoice for customs to clear a package reliably and consistently.
Customs documentation is required for all international shipments, but the data quality is typically low due to challenges with system integrations, user error, and complexity. When a broker or customs is supplied with poor documentation, there can be delays in delivery and the potential of additional expenses that need to be paid due to customs recalculation.
The Customs API is intended to be used on orders where Zonos calculated a landed cost and classified the goods. Once a Zonos order is complete, you can call the Customs API and pass rich customs data to your shipping system, brokers, logistics providers, or customs.