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Dear Mr John

I think you wanted to know the difference between a consular invoice and custom invoice

Consular Invoice
A document, required by some foreign countries, describing a shipment of goods and showing information such as the consignor, consignee, and value of shipment. Certified by a consular official of the foreign country, it is used by the country's customs officials to verify the value, quantity, and nature of the shipment.

Customs Invoice
Customs Invoice is also known as commercial invoice which is a bill for the goods from the seller to the buyer. Commercial invoices are utilized by customs officials to determine the value of the goods in order to assess customs duties and taxes.

In general there is no standard form for a commercial invoice although they tend to contain many of the following features:

seller's contact information
buyer's contact information
consignee's contact information (if it is different from the buyers)
invoice date
a unique invoice number
sales terms (usually in incoterm format)
payment terms
currency of sale
full quantities and description of merchandise (Generally this includes unit price and total price. Product descriptions should be consistent with the buyer's purchase order. Including the Harmonized System commodity codes can be helpful, especially in countries that are WTO members.)
certification that the invoice is correct (Standard language is "We certify that this invoice is true and correct."

Trust the above clarifies your query.

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