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Delivery to Data Centers

Delivery to Data Centers

Blackthorne provides a comprehensive range of services which enable companies to easily import and export their IT and networking products to emerging markets all over the world.

IOR Services

The importer of record (IOR) is the fiscal entity taking responsibility for the import of goods into a different customs territory from where they were sent.

As a well-known IOR Solutions provider in the UK, we have been acting as importer of record for companies selling technology products for over 25 years – when the activity was called “Registered Importer” or “Registered Exporter”. If you want to speak to people with real practical experience in this type of activity – please call our IOR solutions team for a friendly jargon-free chat about your potential importing requirements.

What is an Importer of Record?

An importer of record – aka IOR, is a customs term which describes the activity of a company such as Blackthorne, who provide a service to ensure that the products we represent on behalf of our clients, fully comply with local legal and regulatory requirements for import and export purposes. This in effect means we are acting on your behalf and manage and submit all the customs forms and pay local duties and taxes to enable your product to be legally imported into the country of your choice with full compliance.

Why choose Blackthorne?

Technology companies have been relying on Blackthorne for the provision of Importer of Record services for nearly 25 years. We have unrivalled experience in providing IT, Networking and Telecom companies with our specialist IOR expertise ensuring their products arrive door to door to any market in the world, with full compliance and adhering to local market regulatory requirements.

An experienced international IOR services provider

As a reputable IOR provider, we are proud to say we have over 20 years of experience in IOR services. Our proficient team boasts extensive experience in managing every facet of your DDP (Delivery Duty Paid) shipment including liaising with customs authorities, handling duty and tax payments, as well as adeptly managing the intricacies of documentation and paperwork. Having established legal entities in over 200 countries, we stand fully equipped to act as your representative in your market, and desired country and quickly acquire the licenses that you need for your operations.

Simplified customs clearance

One of the key advantages of choosing an IT freight specialist for your global shipments is the benefit of a simplified customs clearance process. Our global network enables us to comply with all necessary import and export regulations and ensure that your goods are properly classified and certified.

Payment of all duties, taxes and fees

Mitigate unforeseen costs and taxes by using the services of Blackthorne. Our expertise spans the spectrum from storage and warehousing to seamless door-to-door transportation of your IT equipment. As your designated Importer of Record provider, we handle all aspects of tax, duty, fee and certification payment whilst meticulously maintaining detailed thorough documentation which is stored for a minimum period as required by law. This means that should you require documentation at any point, we can provide the right paperwork to help you avoid future fines and taxes.

Importer of Record meaning

The videos below will help you understand how Blackthorne can act as your Importer of Record and provide services such as Global representation to enable you to start selling your products in a hassle-free, compliant and cost-effective manner very quickly.

How are our IOR service Fees calculated?

We were the first company to develop an online IOR calculator to enable clients to view a clear summary of costs of sending products from any location to any location in the world. Please note, that Blackthorne account holders receive preferential rates compared to those displayed in our calculator. Contact us today to find out how to become a Blackthorne account holder

“Blackthorne is frequently asked to deliver IT products to data centres in places such as Hong Kong, Singapore and more remote outposts in the Asia Pacific Rim. Invariably we simultaneously act as the IOR (Importer of Record) and legal entity for clients as well. Many clients are not always aware that their company – NOT the data centre – is responsible for not only delivery of equipment, but also customs clearance and compliance with all the local import law. Naturally we provide clients with this requirement with an inclusive door-to-door service – with minimal client involvement.”

How it works - typical delivery to a data center as an example:

You prepare for us a Bill of Materials (BOM) – effectively an inventory of the IT products that you plan to ship and install at the data centre.

Once we have details of your precise requirements we prepare all the documentation, permits, licensing requirements and then provide you with a detailed quotation for the entire process.

Now our unrivalled experience comes into play and we seamlessly calculate the precise duty and tax and IOR fees – if applicable. Blackthorne processes jobs with the “Delivery Duty Paid” (DDP) upfront to customs before the items arrive ensuring the clearance is made as fast as possible

We have operations units all over the world. Items tend to be delivered to one of our facilities but we can arrange collection if required.

Upon receipt of the equipment to be shipped at a Blackthorne facility we undertake a precise audit of the shipment including product serial numbers to confirm our documentation exactly reflects the items to be shipped. As you might expect we are expert in packing this type of cargo – especially fragile IT equipment – and use appropriate materials and processes to ensure maximum protection and security.

As an approved IATA agent – Blackthorne is authorised to load cargo on any IATA commercial airline – we fly cargo in the most direct route possible, ensuring the fastest possible delivery.

We handle the whole customs process entirely on your behalf. Should customs officials have any specific queries about your shipment, we can answer them on your behalf to result in the quickest possible clearance for your items. Our local clearance specialists on the ground can provide shipment status in real time in more stringent and demanding destinations.

Probably the area where we really demonstrate why we set the standard in value added global supply chain logistics. Upon delivery of the items to your desired destination, immediate confirmation of delivery and details of the ultimate recipient signing for the goods is made to you.

Your next step:

Contact us now to discuss your Data Center Delivery requirements and we can determine and implement a compliant solution very quickly. If you want to speak to people with real practical experience in this type of activity – please call our team for a friendly, jargon-free chat about your potential requirements.