Businesses need an importer of record (IOR) to facilitate the legal and regulatory processes involved in importing goods into a foreign country. In this blog, we discuss why you need an IOR, the processes involved when shipping overseas and the benefits of doing so when working with an importer of record. 

Why Do You Need an Importer of Record When Shipping Goods Overseas?
When running a business, there could be many reasons why you may need to ship goods overseas. When running an establishment, importing and exporting goods products enable business growth, potentially opening up new markets, allowing you to offer new products or services - as well as potentially reducing raw material costs.

However, as much as there are many benefits of international shipping for businesses, it can be a very long and complicated process and you could be faced with some difficult challenges. Therefore, in order to prevent any bad situations from occurring, you can work with an IOR provider who would be in charge of taking care of all the legal obligations enforced by the destination country’s customs when importing goods.

Why do you need an IOR?
When importing and exporting goods, this requires you to have an official party of an international shipment transaction by said governments, being responsible for the payment of duties, tariffs, and fees of the imported goods. This individual needs to be incredibly trustworthy and an expert in shipping, as they need to arrange the payment of duties, levies, fines, product classification and certification.

What is an IOR service?
IOR services involve working with a team of specialists who have a wealth of expertise in the shipping industry - such as Blackthorne. Our services provide businesses with a secure, compliant and reliable door-to-door route into emerging markets.

As a business, we specifically specialise in shipping IT equipment, where we provide our clients with the specialist support they need to ensure quick, efficient and reliable importing and exporting of IT equipment worldwide. Our Importer of Record and Exporter of Record services provide swift, smooth and secure importing and exporting for companies around the globe. For the correct licences and permits to be arranged, this can be a very expensive and time-consuming process - but we can carry this out for you in a timely manner.

Why should you work with Blackthorne?
Ever since we were established, we have been proud to provide the highest standards of delivery execution and an experienced partner in all aspects of global supply chain logistics. Our reputation for customer support and reliability is truly outstanding, which we hold great pride in sustaining with every client we work with. We can work with you by acting as Importer of Record for companies who are selling technology products, ensuring you are completely compliant at all times - handling every aspect of the delivery of your IT product to the end-user.

We have been acting as Importer of Record for companies selling technology products for over 20 years, so you know we are the organisation you need to have a discussion with. However, if you would like to have a conversation with a member of our team, please feel free to send an email. Just by having a chat with us, we can provide you with an audit of your current and/or planned overseas export activities and tailor a bespoke export representation package specific to your needs. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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