Starting today, shippers will be able to upload their international shipment documentation electronically with FedEx® Electronic Trade Documents (ETD). Activated across multiple automated shipping systems, ETD helps customers save time and money while reducing their environmental footprint. 

“ETD benefits our customers from day one by allowing them to easily migrate to a fully automated international shipping experience, with no disruption to their current business,” said Michael Ducker, COO and president of International for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company. 
ETD can also be used with FedEx Ground international shipments to and from Canada. 

The new solution automates the preparation and flow of international documents which: 
• Ensures customers’ international shipment documentation arrives earlier for broker review, even before the courier picks up the shipment 
• Streamlines customs clearance by providing more time to identify and resolve any potential paperwork errors 
• Eliminates the need for manual paperwork, thereby reducing the risk of lost, missing or damaged paperwork, and 
• Promotes a sustainable solution that lowers customers’ carbon footprint by reducing paper waste. 

One of the unique features of ETD is the ability for customers to upload their own trade documents. It also gives customers the ability to upload company letterhead and signature images to trade documents created online from FedEx tools and templates. 

“Our electronic trade tools are built with our customers in mind, and with the goal of simplifying international shipping and ensuring on-time delivery of shipments to destinations around the world,” Ducker said. 
ETD increases operational efficiency as well as reduces operational expenses by providing the ability to create, save and re-use trade documentation easily. It also reduces the need to print and sign multiple copies of trade documents for international shipments, which can mean far fewer signatures and thousands of sheets of paper saved per day for some shippers. 

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