Chit Chats requires an invoice to be included on the outside of any shipment crossing the U.S. border fitting any of the following conditions. Please note, this includes shipments with international destinations that transit through the U.S.
In the event that Chit Chats, U.S. Customs, or any other customs official requests an invoice, it is your responsibility to provide one in a timely manner.
Shipments with a retail value of $300 USD or greater
Higher value shipments may have their retail values verified at the U.S. border.
Items with a market value that is difficult to verify
Collectibles (ex. trading cards, comics, coins, etc), vintage items or items where the market value may otherwise be difficult to determine require an invoice for U.S. Customs verification. This includes items that have a broad range market value, or a value which fluctuates frequently.
A record of the purchase or transaction, such as an original sales receipt would be accepted in the place of an invoice to confirm the value of the shipment.
As per U.S. Customs the maximum value for gifts, donations and documents entering the United States tax and duty free is USD $100.
The best practice is to include an invoice with all of your shipments to help facilitate quick transit through customs checkpoints. We also encourage you to provide an authentic sales invoice.