Required Trade Documents
Two commercial invoices are required bearing the names and
addresses of the exporter, the importer, the numbers and marks of
packages, quantity and gross weight or measurement of packages, in metric
units; net weight or measure; the nature and quality of the content,
discounts, commission, or deduction; and the importer’s cost at the place
of purchase. The exporter, shipper, or agent acting for the exporter must
certify originals and copies to be true and correct.
Certificate of origin:
The certificate of origin is not required unless requested by the importer
or the letter of credit. In this case two copies must be produced and
certified by a recognized chamber of commerce.
It is not necessary if the commercial invoice contains all the
Bill of lading:
The bills of lading are required for each separate consignment.
They must indicate the name of the vessel, the port of loading, the name
and address of the consignee, the name of the shipper, port of
destination, and a description of the contents and the date and signature
of the carrier’s official. The above mentioned information must correspond
to those indicated on the invoices and packages. The airway bill replaces
the bill of lading on cargo shipments.
Pro forma invoice:
It is required by the importer for almost all goods in order to
obtain approval of import application and it must contain the description
of goods, the name of the supplier, port of entry price, terms of payment
and delivery, and other relevant information.
The following documents
are required for exports:
Health certificate: It is required for plants and fresh fruit
Required for animals, plants and seeds certifying that these
products are free from any disease
Each shipment of cigarettes should be accompanies by a certificate issued
by a laboratory recognized by the Sudanese Ministry of Health.