pro forma invoice
noun Date: 1857 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pro forma invoice — pro .forma invoice n BrE a document like a bill that is sent to the customer to show what a price would be if he or she made an order = ↑quotation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pro forma invoice — pro ,forma invoice noun count FORMAL a QUOTATION that tells a customer how much a particular piece of work would cost …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pro forma invoice — A quotation in the form of an invoice prepared by the seller that details items which would appear on a commercial invoice if an order results. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary Used to offer goods or services to potential customers. Such offers may …   Financial and business terms

  • pro forma invoice — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pro forma invoice : singular pro forma invoice plural pro forma invoices business formal a quotation that tells a customer how much a particular piece of work would cost …   English dictionary

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  • pro-forma invoice — a document giving all the details of a proposed transaction, but not committing either the sender or recipient until the recipient pays the sender the amount shown. Commonly used by wholesalers for the first transaction with new customers.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Pro-Forma Invoice — A preliminary bill of sale sent to buyers in advance of a shipment or delivery of goods. Typically, it gives a description of the purchased items, notes the cost, as well as other important information like shipping weight and transport charges.… …   Investment dictionary

  • pro forma invoice —    An invoice that is submitted before goods are dispatched, to confirm the details of an order; it usually requires payment before the goods will be delivered …   Business law dictionary

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