India National Holidays 2021

india national holidays 2021

In India, people from various religions coexist together. As each religion has its holidays, there is plenty of them in India. There are gazette and restricted holidays, and both types are equally important for business settings. Below is a list of India National Holidays of 2021. India National Holidays 2021 and business It is advised …

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Pitfalls of CIF

Pitfalls of CIF

Incoterms are guidelines used in international trade. They define the conditions of transport, as well as the allocation of responsibilities and costs between the seller and the buyer. The most popular Incoterms are FOB and CIF. CIF is often used because, in theory, it seems convenient to the importer, especially a novice one. In this …

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SMGS rail consignment note

SMGS consignment note

Many regulations and directives regulate international rail transport. One of the most important conventions developed by the OSJD – Organization for Cooperation of Railways, is SMGS or Agreement on the International Goods Transport by Rail. It regulates freight traffic in a certain area. The latest version came into force on July 15, 2015. The SMGS …

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What is the WCA Organization?

WCA

WCA is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 7,313 offices in 191 countries around the world. WCA offers each member the possibility of contacting shipping partners from every corner of the globe. Founded in 1998 as the world’s first worldwide non-exclusive network, WCA is neutrally managed and operated …

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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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