What is a Packing List?

Part of the Key Freight Documents Guide


A Packing List shows how the goods were packed for inspection and shipping purposes. It includes information about:

The form is completed by the exporter, although your freight forwarder will complete it if the goods are re-packaged at their warehouse.

The Packing List is attached to the goods in a pouch.

Why do I need a Packing List?

A Packing List provides you with information about your shipment and requires your signature upon the receipt of your goods.

It is only required when shipped goods are packed into larger units (eg, a container or an aircraft console).

Other Key Documents

Shipping Quote | Commercial Invoice | Certificate of Origin | Material Safety Data Sheet | Shipper’s Letter of Instruction | Booking Confirmation | Bill of Lading/Air Waybill | Letter of Credit