International shipments require customs information to be provided. Dynamic Ship makes that process simple by using information already in your system to create the necessary documentation for a successful labelling process. Complete the following to generate the information and to understand where the data is being pulled from:
- Select the Customs action in the Package Worksheet (blocked if the shipment is not international).
The Customs Card opens and populates the following data:
- Line details: Pulled from what has been packed and collated by Item No.
- Value per Item Qty.:
- (Before version 2.2.2) Pulled from the item’s Unit Price for shipments or Unit Cost for transfers.
- Pulled as per the Dynamic Ship Setup Customs Line Value Source.
- Currency: Pulled from the General Ledger Setup.
- Weight per Item: Pulled from the Item’s Net Weight.
- Weight UOM: Matches the License Plate.
- Country of Origin:
- Pulled from the Item’s Country/Region of Origin Code, or
- Pulled from the Company’s Country/Region Code if the above is not set.
- The Tariff No.: Pulled from the Item’s Tariff No. field. This field is hidden by default in BC SaaS, so it will need to be added to the page before you can see it.
- Content Explanation: manually entered or programmatically via extensibility.
- EEL PFC: This is for external EEI / AES / ITN / B13A numbers (AES number must be added in the format of AES X123456789, not X123456789).
- Certify: allows you to sign the customs as accurate, attributing the user’s name to them.
This data is digitally transmitted to the carrier when you get the label. You can print the Commercial Invoice to include with your package, or if your carrier allows it, remain paperless. On newer versions of Dynamic Ship, you can control the printing of the commercial invoice from Dynamic Ship Setup.
Note: If they do not fill in the Incoterm on the package options, the default is DDU (delivered duty unpaid). The default incoterm for a customer can be set in Customer Options by adding a package option template code with the incoterm set. Otherwise, the incoterm can be manually filled in on the Package Worksheet using the –packoption command or action.