In accordance with customs regulations every shipment of goods or documents to a country outside the EU has to be declared. Documents only need to be clearly marked (e.g. DOX), but an accompanying commercial invoice or pro forma invoice is required for goods. A commercial invoice is drawn up if the goods have a commercial value. A pro forma invoice is drawn up if the goods have no commercial value. The commercial invoice provides information about the consignor and consignee for the goods and above all contains a complete description of all contents and details of their value. An original and five copies have to accompany the parcel. With DPD the commercial invoice or pro forma invoice can be conveniently created online.