Things You Should Know When Receiving A Quote
For International Shipments
Shipments Are Shipped DDU
Overseas Shipment Freight Will Be Quoted Door To Port Of Entry.
We will no longer quote
door to door due to the difficulty and time needed to get door
to door quotes
Duties And Custom
Charges Are The Responsibility Of The Buyer
Certificate of Origin – Some destinations require a Certificate
of Origin (CO) for certain commodities. The purpose of the CO is to
authenticate the country of origin of the merchandise being shipped. The CO may
be required because of established Treaty arrangements, varying duty rates, and
preferential duty treatment dependent on the shipment’s origin. The CO verifies
the country in which the goods were manufactured. The commodity being exported
and its destination determine if the CO is required.
Note: The rules for when a CO is needed change
often. Please be sure to verify the current criteria requiring a CO before
sending your shipment.
Legalization – Documents issued in one country which
need to be used in another country must be ‘authenticated’ or ‘legalized’
before they can be recognized as valid in the foreign country. This is a
process in which various seals are placed on the document.
Certificate of Origin (CO) and Legalization
- Argentina (CO only)
- Dominican Republic
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
DDU – Delivered Duty
Unpaid – This means that
the seller delivers the goods to the buyer to the named place of destination.
The goods are cleared for import but, duty and tax are not paid.
DDP – Delivered Duty
Paid – This means the
seller pays for all transportation costs and pays the duty and tax.
Duty – This is basically a processing fee that
customs charges that is based on the value of the goods being shipped.
Customs Clearance – A Customs Broker prepares and files the
necessary Customs entries, arranges for the payment of any duties found due,
and takes steps to affect the release of the goods in Customs custody on behalf
of a client.
Tax – A tax is a fee based on the value of the
goods that is charged by the destination countries government.