(in the UK) a form used by Customs and Excise before goods can be exported from the country or removed from a bonded warehouse.
- ‘The description of the product in various shipping bills are mentioned as per the statement attached to their letter.’
- ‘The Appraiser thereafter signs and stamps both the copies of the shipping bill at the specified place.’
- ‘But some people have been showing fake outbound shipping bills to claim these exemptions, said one customs house agent.’
- ‘If this type of information is pre-printed on your shipping bills, please have new shipping bills made up with the reference line blank.’
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