Custom clearance forms an important part of import-export business. Every good that’s shipped from your end to a client in another country requires several permissions from the government of both the concerned countries. These permissions require a lot of legal documents, letters, duties to be paid and taxes to be deposited. It can be innately confusing for someone who isn’t well aware about the rules and regulations of various countries and even if someone knows, the rules are pretty dynamic. They keep changing as and when the government of the concerned country changes its trade policies.
The answer to all your custom problems is hiring a custom clearance agent. Though people shy away from hiring a clearing agent because of monetary concerns, it can in fact help you save money. Here’s a look at the all important factors for hiring clearance agents:
- It offers convenience: Custom regulations have become so stringent that a single missing document can leave your shipment stranded for weeks and weeks. You might face a lot of inconvenience as the missing documents will cause you penalty and if it takes way too long to deliver, the client might even cancel his order. You will have to get it shipped back and pay for both sending as well as receiving! A clearance agent can complete all the paperwork in time so that you don’t have to face the complexities.
- Latest policies: Custom policies are quite dynamic, and change with time. You cannot possibly keep in touch with all the changing policies. A custom agent keeps up to date with present tariffs, import rates, taxes and other important regulations. A good part about clearance agents is that they are authorized by the government and therefore informed about day to day changes.
Custom agents also keep a track of exchange rates and other know-how of international shipping trends.
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