HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc201-2W
106. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many copies of certified invoices his Department compels exporters in this country to supply with each consignment of goods sent to countries of the British Empire; and how far a different form of certified invoice is demanded in respect of each different Empire country.

Mr. H. Wilson

Certified invoices are not required by the Board of Trade for exports to any destination. The Exchange Control procedure prescribed by the Treasury for exports to destinations outside the sterling area requires the exporter to lodge a single certified copy of the sales invoice with his bank when he has received payment by an approved method. The only destinations in the British Commonwealth affected by this requirement are Canada and Newfoundland.