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Pro-forma invoices

  • What is a pro-forma invoice?

    Pro forma means “as a matter of form”. A pro forma invoice is a preliminary invoice that allows the buyer to draft, for example, customs clearance documents or other formalities. Some international companies send pro forma invoices automatically which means they also serve as order confirmations.

    A pro forma invoice is usually used in several cases:

    1. Guiding shipments that do not require payment (e.g., warranty deliveries or the delivery of samples and specimens)
    2. Confirmation of an order, in conjunction with sales terms
    3. For the preparation of a customs clearance document
    4. For the preparation of a Letter of Credit (L/C or documentary credit)
    5. For applying for permits
    6. For obtaining transport insurance
    7. Because it is a mandatory document in the importing country