“Who knew that sending merchandise overseas could be such a headache?” Dylan Godwin shook his head. “You don’t even want to know what happened when I tried to send some collectible figurines to Brazil — the export crating rules and specifications are so complex and confusing that it’s almost impossible to figure them out.” He shrugged. “Of course, if you mess them up, you wind up paying extra fines and duties — that one sale wound up costing me twice as much money as I was supposed to make!
Each country has its own set of export crating rules and specifications — and no two sets are alike. What’s acceptable when transporting freight to one country might be totally inadequate for another. Failing to comply with export crating rules and specifications can have catastrophic results: shipments can be refused, held up at import stations, or even confiscated. Just to make matters worse, there is no one simple place where one can discover what all the export crating rules and specifications are in order to comply with them.
What are your export crating options?
As a business owner, you can spend valuable time and energy devoted to the challenging study of export crating rules and specifications. Given an adequate amount of time devoted to study, you’ll learn what crating materials are acceptable, what dimensions are allowed, what binding and labeling requirements exist and more. That’ll put you in good shape — at least until the rules change again.
Meanwhile, your business will suffer from a lack of attention and energy. After all, you’re busy studying export crating rules and specifications.
Or, conversely, you can let the experts handle it. Working with a international shipping specialist allows you to benefit from the experience and insight of professionals who navigate the labyrinthine maze of export crating rules and specifications on a daily basis. It’s their business to know the rules — and more importantly, know when the rules change. They’ll advise you accordingly, so your shipments are always in compliance.
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