International logistics FAQs

Q: the whole container of goods has verification sheets from multiple factories. Can you declare it together? Can you declare separately?

A: you can declare at the same time, not separately. The verification forms of all manufacturers must be declared at one customs broker.

Q: LCL goods have six product names. Can you declare with a verification form?

A: No. Only 5 product names can be used in a write off document. Two sets of verification forms are required for customs declaration.

Q: is the audio and connecting line subject to commodity inspection?

A: commodity inspection is required.

Q: LCL goods have been warehoused. Can they be returned and will there be any expenses?

A: it can be refunded to generate expenses, which can be settled directly with the warehouse

Q: when can the goods be reported for customs clearance?

A: it can be released in half a day, depending on the application and approval speed of each customs.

Q: how long is the customs clearance time for the goods that have been declared and released?

A: at least half a month

Q: if the container is dumped, the shipping company will lose money

A: we are not responsible for compensation for the expenses beyond the control of the shipping company, such as delayed arrival, delayed departure, cabin explosion and container dumping, transit, customs declaration delay and so on.

Q: what is the charging standard for empty containers?

A: the air return fee is calculated as 80% of the trailer fee

Q: do you need a re export license for textiles by sea?

A: no re export license is required for shipment from Shenzhen. Transit permit is required for shipment from Hong Kong

Q: CO did it today. Can I issue the original today?

A: as long as the original is confirmed before the CCPIT system is closed in the afternoon, the original can be taken on the same day. The system is closed on time at 5:00 p.m.

Q: can you fill in the 10 + 2 information? That guest can’t fill in, and I can’t fill in.   

A: the 10 + 2 information is provided to us by the guests, and then we give it to the last home or the direct shipping company, so many information is only known by the guests themselves, and we can’t write

Q: can I have the ocean bill of lading now?

A: the ocean bill of lading should be issued within three days of the ship’s departure. It can’t be given to you yet( The goods have just entered the warehouse, and the customs declaration has not been declared yet)

Q: what is the difference between FOB and CIF?

A: FOB means no sea freight and premium (that is, the often heard FOB price), CIF means cost, plus insurance premium and sea freight (that is, the often heard CIF price)

Q: can ocean bills of lading be issued in advance?

A: No, we can’t sign the bill of lading backwards.

Q: can the Asia Pacific certificate of origin be made in advance?

A: No, within three working days from the date of sailing.

Q: can the dry battery come out?

A: provide MSDS to the agent to confirm whether it is available.

Q: what information should be provided for certificate of origin?

Answer: packing list and invoice (Chinese product name), commodity code.

Q: what should be paid attention to in general trade declaration?

A: Chinese product name, customs code, transaction method, foreign exchange settlement method, brand, model and purpose.

Q: 20 * 30 * 40cm, a total of 36 boxes. How about the volume?

A * total width divided by 1000000 boxes

Q: can multiple counters be reported with one verification sheet? Can multiple counters use multiple verification forms for customs declaration?

A: you can declare with the name of the ship.

Q: can there be two consignees for the whole container of bill of lading?

A: No. Only agents can be used, and then sub orders are issued to customers.

Q: what does 1 / 1:1000 in bulk cargo quotation mean?   

A: if your weight is 1200kgs, your freight is 1.2cbm.

The first 1 means that the minimum charging volume is 1 cubic meter; 1: 1000 means that the general standard for judging heavy goods by LCL is 1 ton = 1 cubic meter = 1000 kg, that is, if 1 cubic meter is less than 1000 kg, it belongs to light goods and 1 cubic meter is greater than 1000 kg, it belongs to heavy goods. If it is 1200kg goods, the weight and volume should be 1.2cbm, and 1.2 cubic meters will be charged when charging.

Q: I don’t know how to fill in the business process sheet. Please teach me??

A: look at the business process sheet. The shipper information is at the top. This is convenient for our operation and contact. You must fill it out. The next step is to fill in the shipping date information. The shipping date you asked the marketing department and the shipping company should be clearly written on it to facilitate our operation and booking. Next is the content of your negotiation with the guests. We need to do the one-stop service of sea transportation or sea transportation, trailer, customs declaration, telex release of the bill of lading or issuance of the original… Next is the price… (it takes 12 minutes to complete)

Q: what does DDU / DDP mean?

Answer: DDU / DDP is generally used for customs clearance and delivery. DDU delivered duty unpaid(….named place of destination)

This term is usually translated as delivery without duty paid (designated destination). The general rules explains that the seller is responsible for transporting the goods to the destination designated by the importing and exporting country and delivering them to the buyer or another person designated by the buyer, but there is no need to unload the goods, that is, the seller delivers the goods on the means of transport at the destination. The buyer shall unload, transport and import customs clearance by itself, and bear all expenses from the delivery of the goods.

The term DDP Delivered Duty Paid (…. named place of destination) is usually translated as delivery after duty paid (designated place of destination). The general rules explains that the seller is responsible for transporting the goods to the designated place in the importing country. After import customs clearance, the goods are delivered to the buyer or another person designated by the buyer. All risks, responsibilities and expenses (including taxes and expenses for import and export customs clearance) before the delivery of the goods shall be borne by the seller. Therefore, when the seller cannot obtain the import and export license directly or indirectly, this term should not be used.