3 Signs You Need An Importer Of Record Service

Shipping goods abroad is a very stressful experience for any business, especially if you are trying to handle every aspect yourself. Many businesses fail to understand the value of an Importer of Record and how this role affects effective global supply chain management, as international trading can bring about a number of concerns, regulations, and compliance questions. Therefore, the team at Blackthorne have put together 3 signs that you will most likely benefit from a specialist Importer of Record service.

1. You’re having trouble with shipping
As we have already touched upon, there are many laws and regulations which can have a real knock-on effect on your business operations. Strong organisational skills are a must for whoever is dealing with the shipping for your business, but this is easier said than done. Non-compliance with even the smallest details can cause a myriad of problems, causing the entire experience to not run as smoothly as it should.

However, by working with a team such as Blackthorne, our Importer of Record service will help you by preparing and presenting all required documentation to customs authorities - as well as undertaking payment of all necessary duties and taxes. You then do not need to worry about problems with documentation or clearing customs, as we will take full responsibility.

2. You do not have the expertise
International shipping is a very complicated process and shipping technology equipment globally is complex for even the most experienced logistics experts. As an Importer of Record for your own business, you need to be responsible for all paperwork relating to importing goods into a destination country. This involves arranging the payment of duties, levies, fines, product classification and certification.

Nonetheless, if you do not have the expertise to carry out this aspect of global shipping in a compliant manner, this could cause further fines - or the goods being rejected completely. At Blackthorne, we have fanatical attention to detail on all matters of compliance and have worked with clients in 226 countries around the world. We are complete experts in our field of work and can help you when shipping IT equipment, across the globe.

3. You have a small budget
When trying to find an individual Importer of Record, in highly regulated regions this can take several months. For the correct licences and permits to be arranged, this can be a very expensive and time-consuming process. If your business does not specialise in international trade and exporting worldwide, this can take up a huge amount of your time and money. Your core business will take a back step, which could put your services and product shipping on hold.

To prevent your budget from being completely depleted, you could be working with a dedicated business who is taking care of the hard work. As a business, we completely understand the processes which government agencies require your company to go through - which is why we are here to assist.

Contact Blackthorne
If you would like any more information regarding the Importer of Record services we offer, you are more than welcome to give us a call on +44 1753 687848. A member of our team 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. On the other hand, you can also send across an email to sales@BlackthorneIT.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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