There are many different types of invoice and not all of them are suitable for international shipping. Below is an outline of the three main types of invoice and how they can or cannot be used for shipping. Principally we are looking at shipping physical items so all the items examples below are referring toContinue reading “Invoice types for International Shipping”
The IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention) developed a treatment standard for wooden packaging materials used in international shipping called ISPM-15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures). This shows the material has been treated against possible parasites such as beetles, termites and larvae. If you are shipping palletised goods internationally on wooden pallets, crates and/or wooden packagingContinue reading “How does ISPM-15 effect you”
Commodity codes are also referred to as Tariff codes, tariff number or tariff headings, Harmonised code or HS (Harmonised Standard) number. Basically they are referring to how your items are classified for customs purposes. They are a number broken down into chapters with paragraphs and sub paragraphs as they become more detailed. The commodity codeContinue reading “Do you have the correct commodity codes?”
A.TR Movement Certificate Turkey entered into a Customs Union with the EU in 1995 and utilises the preference system with movement certificates (ATr. and EUR.1) for trade with Europe. The intention was that goods could travel between the EU and Turkey without customs restriction. An ATr. (Admission Temporaire Roulette) is a certificate for the movement of industrialContinue reading “What is a Movement Certificate?”
The logistics world at the moment is a very dynamic place – from extra tariffs to new and pending trade deals it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stay up to date with the bureaucracy. With that in mind I have compiled a guide, as below, which should help if you do, or plan to, ship toContinue reading “Shipping to the USA from Europe”
Have you reviewed your procedures for instructing your customs clearing agents lately? If not it could be costing you more than it should in unnecessary import duty, VAT and agents fees.
Your market coverage decision can seriously impact your supply chain. This latest article outlines the main decisions and how they can affect your business.
When the term ‘risk management’ is used in shipping most people immediately refer to the Incoterms but it is often misunderstood. Incoterms do not refer to risk in all the definitions so how do you define the risk? The transfer of risk comes from the transfer in responsibility. Incoterms outline who is responsible for eachContinue reading “Managing Risk in Shipping”
Modern companies now are a complex network of people and departments. Information needs to flow back and forth between many departments for the company to operative effectively. Lets look at four of the main points you will need to follow to communicate effectively with your shipping and logistics department. Supply ALL the required information FullContinue reading “4 essential communication tips”