FCR document

FCR document

FCR (Forwarder’s Certificate of Receipt) is an international trade document. It is issued by members of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA in short), a non-government organization representing forwarders from all over the world. Who is a forwarder? A forwarder is a person or a legal entity dealing with organizing cargo shipping and …

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Packing list

Packing list

A packing list, also known as a bill of parcel or delivery list, is one of the vital import documents. It is used when importing goods from outside the EU to an EU country and contains information on the products loaded onto the given means of transport. In this article, we introduce the packing list …

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Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin

Certificate of Origin of a given cargo is a document used in international trade transactions. It confirms the origin of goods exported from the country of consignment. Certificate of Origin is necessary for some product groups to be accepted on the market. What is a Certificate of Origin? Certificate of Origin is one of the …

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TIR carnet

TIR Carnet

Many types of documents are used in international transport. One of them is a TIR carnet – an international customs document used when moving goods between at least two customs territories. TIR carnet Usually, under the TIR procedure, the goods are sealed by the customs authorities where the load or a part load of goods …

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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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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 SMGS and the CIM rail consignment notes are used. When is the CIM consignment note needed? What is …

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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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