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What is the difference between the declared value for carriage and the declared value for customs?

The declared value for customs is the market value of the goods, regardless of whether this is the value used for trade purposes. It is essential for the customer to specify this on the air waybill and, where applicable, on the proforma invoice accompanying the shipment. Declared value for carriage: the standard liability on the value of a shipment by FedEx is 22.00 per kg or USD 100, whichever is greater. However, the sender can pay an additional charge for the declared value for carriage when it exceeds the standard liability limits. This value must be indicated on the air waybill in the box marked ‘Declared value for carriage’. FedEx limits liability coverage for extremely valuable items.

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