The invoice can be in any currency of preference. However, when inserting the details into the CTN system, we can only choose from selected currencies. The conversion is applied according to the present exchange rate.
Invoice for Cross-Trade Shipment
In the transaction where 3 parties are involved, there are 2 separate invoices raised concerning the shipment. Usually this type of cross-trade or triangle transactions involve Manufacturer, Reseller and Consignee. Although it will contain no details of the actual exporter of the cargo, we need the invoice that is issued from the reseller to the importer in the destination country. Example the case where manufacturer A is selling goods to reseller B, who is shipping the goods directly to importer C. In this scenario the invoice from reseller B issued to importer C is applicable to CTN application.
Invoice for Shipment of Personal Effect:
The authorities still require Proforma Invoice to obtain CTN certificate for personal or charity cargo. The value of the goods can be estimated and doesn’t have to reflect the market value. Here is a link for Google Sheets Proforma Invoice form which you can download and use for your consignment. Example of the Commercial Invoice Document for Household goods is below.
Invoice Requirement of Specific Countries
Certain country CTN procedures mandate specific details of the shipment to take place on the Commercial invoice
For Madagascar and Ivory Coast BSC, the mandatory details of the Invoice are HS Code, Incoterm, Country of Origin and Payment Method.
The Libya CTN application can be filed only if the Commercial invoice has been approved by the Chamber of Commerce in the origin country.