pro forma invoice


Definition of pro forma invoice

: a document provided prior to or with a shipment of goods (as for export) that describes the items and terms of sale but does not have the function of a real invoice

First Known Use of pro forma invoice

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Pro forma invoice.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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business : a document that is provided before or with a shipment of goods and that describes the items shipped or the terms of the sale

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