As an importer, you can request packing lists that help you identify what the shipped container contains. This paperwork provides the number of containers and shipping marks. It also features additional information, such as the weight of the package, the package’s markings, information about the carrier, exporter, and importer, a goods description, and the package type. It typically does not feature financial details.
With this paperwork, your bank can verify that the exporter has packaged the goods correctly. It helps guarantee that the goods are correctly shipped and protects your interests as an importer.