Getting Goods To Market
Moving goods internationally requires decisions about logistics. Logistics questions arise from packaging, labeling to sending by truck, train, plane or overseas shipping by boat.
Normally freight forwarding companies can make these decisions easy. They are familiar with the import rules and regulations into e country to which you are shipping as well as the export guidelines in your country. They will also help with packaging requirements, bills of lading and will route items to the proper destination.
I’m frequently asked, “What happens when they don’t and something goes wrong with the shipment?” As discussed previously you have to review the contractual obligations and the jurisdictions. Issues from, goods not arriving on time to items appearing in your shipment that you pay to move, but are not part of the shipment are amongst the problems which can occur.
Timing is a purely a function of the contract and must be considered carefully in the beginning. When are you expecting the goods to arrive, where and what precautions are in place if they do not.
Another tip: Companies must always be over-insured and consider taking liens out on any property, which appears in your shipment. Determine where the lien should be filed and do so before you attempt to do anything with goods, which were not part of the contract.
Let’s get those goods to market.