How Can Freight Forwarders Assist With The Customs Clearance Process?

Customs clearance involves the preparing and submission documents that allow the facilitation of exporting or importing goods into the country.

The documents required for customs clearance include:

 

Exports Documentation

This consists of a sales invoice, certificate of origin, the buyer’s purchase order, a packing list, shipping bill, bill of lading, and any other documentation that is required by the financial institutions based on the country’s import regulations.

 

Imports Documentation

This will include a sales invoice, certificate of origin, the buyer’s purchase order, supplier invoice, the bill of entry, bill of lading, packing list, and any other documentation that is required by the financial institutions based on the country’s import regulations.

Every load of cargo that is exported or imported must go through the destination country’s customs clearance process. Rules, laws, and regulations, vary for each country and can even vary between ports within the same country. Once goods go through customs clearance, they get placed in a warehouse until they reach their final destination. One way to make the process goes smoother is by employing the services of a freight forwarder. Freight forwarders deal with customs agents and submit the right paperwork so that its one less thing you have to worry about.

Cost and Time Efficient Shipping

If there is an issue with the customs clearance of your cargo, it can result in a delay in the delivery of goods. Most of the time you will be responsible for the additional warehouse and storage fees— which could be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In addition to these costs, the delay in delivery may have a negative impact on your business.

A freight forwarder can handle the customs clearance process of your goods, helping to avoid any costly delays. It is critical that you select a freight forwarder experienced in customs clearance. An inexpensive freight forwarding business may save your business money, but cost you issues if they do not have sufficient experience in the process.

 
 


 

Shipping Container Loading

Shipping containers and items must get adequately packed for transportation. Incorrect packing can attract attention from customs which can delay your shipment and incur extra costs. Your freight forwarder can ensure that cargo is correctly packed and loaded to avoid issues during transportation.

 

Valid and Accurate Documentation

Shipping anywhere in the world requires a vast deal of paperwork filing. Your freight forwarder can take care of the documentation, ensuring that everything gets filled out correctly and no delays occur. During the documentation, you should double check the documents, which will further guarantee that nothing gets overlooked.

 

Rules and Regulations

Importing and exporting require extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations of various countries. Freight forwarders not only hold this knowledge, but they also have the resources and network to find out the correct rules for a specific region.

HLOGCAM are an experienced freight forwarding company that offer logistics services for worldwide freight shipping. Contact us to find out more about the services we offer, and how we could provide valuable assistance when importing and exporting goods for your business.


 

HLOG CAN HELP YOU STREAMLINE YOUR EXPORT AND IMPORT PROCESS