Required Trade Documents

Import/ Export Documentation:

A commercial invoice is required. No special invoice form is necessary, nor is a consular visa or consular certification required. The commercial invoice should fully describe the goods in French. Certification as to country of origin is required. Payments are made through bank-to-bank irrevocable letters of credit. Pro-forma invoices must be provided in most cases. Invoices, which should be on company letterhead, are required for both import licenses and foreign exchange transfers. "To order" bills are acceptable as bills of lading. When sending promotional material, and especially promotional videos, it is important to clearly state, in French, "Promotional use only", "No Commercial Value."