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September 18, 2013

Fast Clearance for International Exports to the U.S.

International exporting to the US is complex but it doesn’t have to be complicated. When your business needs professional exportation assistance, seek the services of an experienced international liquid food transport company. Using an experienced company can make your experience simple and easy.

So Many Variables

Although food exporting can be difficult due to a number of variables, the international exporter can benefit from the resources and assistance of a transport company with long term experience in exporting to the U.S.

With the amount of variables involved a reliable company is necessary to avoid delays or problems in shipping or customs. It’s important to select a transport company who knows the most advantageous ports of entry and exits in the US as well as one who is familiar with the exporting country. An experienced professional can help choose the best method for hauling, packaging, shipping and customs declarations. Fast clearance for international exports to the U.S. is assisted by those involved in customs brokering and logistics who plot the entire course of transport without delays and cost overruns.

Experience Matters

The relationship between the hauler and the exporter is closely linked to the ability of the transporter to insure the safety and security of shipments. Kan-Haul has over thirty years of experience in food grade transport. Kan-Haul offers round the clock shipment tracing so you can monitor where your exports are at any given time. We have a reputation for excellent customer service as well as expediting food grade transports.

Below we have also provided a checklist from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) help ensure fast clearance for international exports to the U.S. for your benefit.

  1. Include all information required on your customs invoices.
  2. Prepare your invoices carefully. Type them clearly. Allow sufficient space between lines. Keep the data within each column.
  3. Make sure that your invoices contain the information that would be shown on a well-prepared packing list.
  4. Mark and number each package so it can be identified with the corresponding marks and numbers appearing on your invoice.
  5. Show a detailed description on your invoice of each item of merchandise contained in each individual package.
  6. Mark your goods legibly and conspicuously with the country of origin unless they are specifically exempted from country-of-origin marking requirements, and with such other marking as is required by the marking laws of the United States. Exemptions and general marking requirements are detailed in Chapters 29 and 30.
  7. Comply with the provisions of any special laws of the United States that may apply to your goods, such as laws relating to food, drugs, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, radioactive materials, and others. (See Chapters 33, 34 and 35.)
  8. Observe the instructions closely with respect to invoicing, packaging, marking, labeling, etc., sent to you by your customer in the United States. He or she has probably made a careful check of the requirements that will have to be met when your merchandise arrives.
  9. Work with CBP to develop packing standards for your commodities.
  10. Establish sound security procedures at your facility and while transporting your goods for shipment. Do not give narcotics smugglers the opportunity to introduce narcotics into your shipment.
  11. Consider shipping on a carrier participating in the Automated Manifest System (AMS).
  12. If you use a licensed customs broker for your transaction, consider using a firm that participates in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI).

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