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Overseas Shipments Destined to be Imported to the United States

February 10, 2022


Suppliers Bulletin

The purpose of this letter is to serve as a reminder and guide for overseas shipments that will be destined to be imported into the United States. Lear Corporation has been experiencing a lot of shipment delays and added costs due to incorrect documentation. Failure to follow these logistics & customs requirements may result in QN’s being assessed and $100 debit per occurrence as outlined in Lear’s Global Requirements for Suppliers. 

This guide outlines the information needed in a Commercial Invoice for a smooth and fast importation process. This is required for any shipment, regardless of transportation mode. 

Commercial Invoice Basic Requirements 

• Invoice to be in English 

• Date of shipment 

• Name and complete address of supplier 

• Name and complete address of Consignee 

• Consignee’s Tax ID & legal company name 

• Name and address of sold to party 

• Notify Party Name and Address 

• Purchase Order Number 

• Purchase Order Incoterms 

• Detailed description of the products in English including:

  • Lear part numbers (if applicable) with description
  • Description of each item (coded descriptions are not valid; description must be sufficient to classify the merchandise in case we do not have an available HTS code)
  • Appropriate HTS code
  • Brand/model/serial numbers, and any other visible ID code (if applicable)
  • Quantity
  • Unit price / Total price per item
  • Country of Origin of the merchandise (this is the country of manufacture) 

• Weights and measures 

• Currency Type 

• Total invoice cost (Must match cost entered on airway bill or bill of lading) 

Additional Notes: 

• For HAZMAT / Chemical Products, shipment must include MSDS 

The above requirements can be found at https://www.lear.com/Site/Suppliers/Web-Guides.aspx 

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Lear US Customs Team at SDL-JHQ03@lear.com 

Thank you for your compliance. 

Overseas Shipments Destined to be Imported to the United States

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