Keys to Importing or Exporting to or from Overseas
1. Understanding and meeting the rules
When importing or exporting to or from overseas, it is important that
you understand and abide by the trade rules and Customs regulations as
they relate to your product. Each country has a different set of rules
and requirements for export reporting and import customs requirements.
Understanding the export requirements of the specific country the goods
are being shipped from, and the import requirements for the country the
goods are being shipped to, will make the process move forward quickly.
2. Packaging your goods
Take time to carefully package and label your goods so that they arrive
in good shape and without problems.
3. Selecting the right method to move your goods
Selecting the right shipping methods, or combination of shipping methods,
is vital to getting your goods to market on time and at the right price.
Here are three common shipping options:
Ocean - ideal for shipping larger or bulk items or goods that
do not require fast delivery. Shipping by ocean is very economical.
Air - airfreight is more expensive but it is quick and has better
Truck and Rail - both of these land-based services are effective
moving goods when used with ocean and air export.
4. Transportation insurance
Having the right cargo insurance for international shipping is important.
For ocean and air shipments you must have transportation insurance. International
carriers assume only limited liability for goods when shipping by air
or ocean. The terms of sale will most likely impact your liability.
5. Choosing a freight forwarder
When importing or exporting to or from overseas, it is important to choose
a professional freight forwarder who can help you with making the right
decisions, and help you understand the conditions of transit. They can
also help you with any specific documentation requirements and customs
clearance. Most importantly, they get your goods to market on time and
cost effective. Freight forwarders can handle all your logistical requirements
and negotiate shipping rates, customs brokerage and insurance.
A & A Freight Services
can provide you with the professional support and services you need to
move your product to and from overseas markets. For more information simply
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