Customs Clearance Tips:

It is very difficult for many company’s to manage their Import and Export Compliance Programs in this world of ever-changing Customs & Trade regulations and heightened International Trade security issues and concerns.

Savannah Cargo and its affiliates have highly qualified and trained individuals whose main objective is providing superior customer service and expertise in the area of international trade. With the highly trained individuals, we are able to provide a wide range of competent customs services. Using industry experts or consultants to maintain your company’s trade compliance allows us to offer you the best service possible.

We have the experience, tools, knowledge to ensure the trade compliance is properly maintained. Here are 10 tips to help you get through customs easier.

  • Include all information required on your customs invoices.
  • Prepare your invoices carefully. Type them clearly and allow sufficient space between lines.
  • Make sure that your invoices contain the information that would be shown on a well prepared packing list.
  • Mark and number each package so it can be easily matched to the specific invoice.
  • Show a detailed description on your invoice of each item of merchandise contained in each individual package.
  • Mark your goods legibly and conspicuously with the country of origin unless they are specifically exempted from country of origin marking requirements.
  • Comply with the provisions of any special laws of the country you or importing or exporting to, such as laws relating to food, drugs, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, radioactive materials, and others.
  • Observe the instructions closely with respect to invoicing, packaging, marking, labeling, etc., sent to you by your customer He or she has probably made a careful check of the requirements that will have to be met when your merchandise arrives.
  • Work with customs to develop packing standards for your commodities.
  • 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.