Testing Products Prior to the Export

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Undertaking thorough testing of the products prior to exporting is strictly enforced by various nations. In some nations, the procedure is enforced in a genuinely strict way. Those nations have come up with a well laid out formula for the products that may be specially tested prior to the export. The procedure helps in maintaining the quality control, true value worth the investment by the buyer, and genuineness of the product.  (more…)

Labeling You Shipment for Export

Friday, December 21st, 2012

One of the vital prerequisites of the exporting business is the efficient and effective handling of all matters related to the product shipment. Labeling holds significant importance in the success of your export business.

Basic Export Label

In most cases, the exporter will paste a label on top of the shipment. The labeling often contains the address of the buyer, the shipping date and an order number as well as the number of pieces in the shipment. This may not be enough.  For newbie export marketers, the procedure of labeling could be a difficult job.

Here are some of the more known types of shipment labeling samples. (more…)

Packing Your Shipment

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Continuing our coverage of the importance of packing,  you may know, professional packing plays a significant and vital role in any export shipment.  Absence of genuinely quality  shipment packing for export can cause any exporter dearly.

An exporter may follow few basic and well-tested procedures for packing international shipments.  Your product will indicate how it should be packed.  Fragile items are packed with proper internal and external cushions, air-bags, beans, etc.  Larger exterior boxes may be double walled (see picture) in order to withstand the weight of multiple boxes of the product being consolidated in a larger box.  Dangerous Goods or Hazardous Materials have specific packing requirements as well as labeling requirements to ensure the safety and well being of all those who come in contact with the shipment. (more…)

Export Packaging

Monday, December 17th, 2012

As mentioned numerous times, one of the essential aspects behind the professional exports is the packaging. Professional packaging of an export item requires an overall approach starting from planning of packaging to the hiring freight forwarder for the transportation of your shipment.

Lets look at proper packing.  Improper packing could result in damage loss or even death. There are certain procedures that you must follow when packing your shipment for international transportation.

Packing and Insurance (more…)

Countries Requiring pre-Inspection

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Is pre Export Inspection Required?

Prior inspection or pre-inspection is where the country where you are exporting your shipment to, requires that the shipment be inspected prior to it departing the US.

Who Mandates the pre-Inspection (more…)