Feeling lost? Freight can do that to people. This chapter summarizes the main players, terminology, and documents that you need to know before you jump into the world of international freight.
Now that you have a freight booking, the next step to getting your product back home is the shipment. Time to learn about the key players in the freight industry, the basic jargon you’ll need to get by, customs processes, and the shipping process from pickup to delivery.
Whether you’re a multinational company or a first-time importer, your import process will follow similar stages. Even if your forwarder is handling it, you should know what happens at each stage.
Customs is one of the most complicated aspects of importing cross-border. This chapter provides an explanation of the major players involved, what they each do, and what you need to know when importing.
While it may seem obvious, packaging plays a critical role in your shipment. Done right, it will protect your product, reduce costs, and even reduce the risk of theft. Read this chapter for more.