What We Do
When any International Trade deal is made, once the terms and payment details have been agreed between the two parties, there remains the task of moving the subject goods from the place of sale to the place of purchase.
There are many choices of methods of moving the goods from seller to buyer. The choices can be made by either of the two parties, the seller or the buyer depending on the terms of sale.
The role of the freight forwarder is to advise either party on these choices to help select the most appropriate choice, depending on the terms of sale, the time frames available for delivery and the cost of the transport.
Once the transport choices have been made and followed and the goods arrive at the chosen destination, the final activity is to declare the goods to the Customs authority of the country of destination in a timely manner and obtain delivery according to the instructions of the buyer. An integral part of the declaration to the relevant Customs authority is to ensure that the declaration is made accurately in regards to the exact nature of the goods and that the correct classification code is used to calculate the applicable Customs Duty and Taxes.
The expertise of the freight forwarder is to research and use all the possible variations available to move a buyer's or seller's goods between the place of sale and the place of purchase. These variations are diverse and can be completely unknown to a casual or even a regular player in international trade.
A valid comment, often made to international traders is, concentrate on the deal and leave the movement of the goods to the experts, the international freight forwarder.