Required Trade Documents


All Shipments

Commercial Invoice
Three copies of the ordinary commercial invoice should accompany shipments. The invoice should contain a full and accurate description of the goods, the marks and numbers, value of the merchandise m country of origin, and net and gross weight. The invoice should bear a statement that the products being shipped are of the origin country and that they are manufactured in the origin country. If the products contain any foreign components, the country of origin and percentage of the foreign components must be indicated. The full name and address of the manufacturer also must be included .the invoice also must contain a statement, duly signed by a responsible member of the firm, that it is true and correct.

The commercial invoice must be certified by the appropriate chamber of before presentation for legalization. Exporters should ascertain from their importers whether additional copies of documents are required, if so, whether they must be legalized.

Certificate of Origin
A separate certificate of origin is required for shipments to Yemen. The general from sold by commercial stationers is acceptable. The certificate should bear a statement that the products being shipped are of the origin country and that they were manufactured in the origin. If the products contain any foreign components, the country of origin and percentage must be indicated. The full name and address of the manufacturer also must be included. Exporters should contact their importers to ascertain the number of copies of this certificate they require. The document is to be certified by the appropriate chamber of commerce before presentation for legalization.

Bill of Lading
There are no relegations specifying the form or number of bills of lading required for any particular shipment .a bill of lading customarily shows the name of the shipper, the name and the address of the consignee, port of destination, port of discharge, description of the goods, the listing of the freight and other charges, the number of bills of lading in the full set, and the signature of the carrier’s official acknowledging receipt on board of the goods for shipment .the information should correspond to that shown on the invoices and the packages . Consular legalization is not required. Freight charges generally should be prepaid.

The air waybill replaces the bill of lading on air cargo shipments.

Special Documents

Steamship Company Certificates
The steamship certificate, issued by the steamship company, must state that the ship is not an Israeli vessel and is not scheduled to call at any Israeli port during the voyage. The certificate must be certified by the appropriate chamber of commerce before legalization.

Health Certificate
A health certificate is required for shipments to Yemen of animal stocks, food, and agricultural products.

Shipping Restrictions
All freight insurance on imports must be placed in Yemen. Exporters therefore should quote prices on a CFR. (duties are levied on the CIF value).