CIM consignment note

CIM consignment note

A transport document specifies the terms of the contract for the carriage of goods. This type of document is used in the air (airwaybill), sea (bill of lading), road (CMR), and rail transport. For rail freight, the SMSG and the CIM rail consignment notes are used. When is the CIM consignment note needed? What is …

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Airfreight

Airfreight

One of the key elements of import and export is the transport of cargo to its destination. When transporting goods from distant countries, e.g. East Asian ones, you can choose air, sea, or rail freight. In this article, we present airfreight – definitely the fastest, but also the most costly of the above mentioned. Characteristics …

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Forwarding agent

Forwarding agent

When importing goods from China or another country, the importer often has to use a forwarder’s services. A freight forwarder, or a freight forwarding agent, is mainly involved in organizing goods’ transport. In the article below, we describe what forwarding companies can do for you, when it is worth using their services, and how to …

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Customs clearance in the USA

Customs clearance in the USA

When importing into the USA, understating the US’ customs clearance procedure is a must. Customs clearance in the USA is overseen by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), its primary border control organization. It is required to present the CBP with multiple documents and to pay due duties. Is a Customs Broker needed? …

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AGRIM and AGREX licenses

AGRIM and AGREX licenses

AGRIM (Agricultural Imports) and AGREX (Agricultural Exports) licenses are related to the process of import and export of some agricultural products from or to countries outside the European Union. Both AGRIM and AGREX fall under Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) regulations. AGRIM and AGREX licenses The list of products subject to the AGRIM or AGREX requirements …

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Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam is the largest seaport in Europe. It owes its leading position in the EU and worldwide to its exceptional accessibility, even for the largest seagoing vessels. In addition, the port’s infrastructure enables the distribution of all kinds of cargo. Port of Rotterdam In 2018, the port received 4,499,591 containers, accounting for 7,571,434 …

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Photovoltaic panels

Photovoltaic panels

Solar energy is one of the most efficient sources of clean energy. It represented the second-largest absolute generation growth of all renewable technologies – the solar PV generation increased by 22% in 2019. The photovoltaic market is continuously developed, and the cost of panels is getting lower over the years. We present you essential information …

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