Sending cargo or shipments from one country to another is often the most challenging task when it comes to the shipping industry assignments. It is much easier or the company to conduct national shipping in which no other country is involved. However, if the international borders have to be crossed, the shipping laws and regulations of both the countries need to be considered. Here however, we are just going to talk about what the shipping companies need to remember while shipping cargo of any size from America.
Things to pay attention
When shipping from America specially to Arab countries, you need to be very watchful of the shipments you send as even the slightest mistake can cost you a fortune. However being active around it and making the right decisions can help in ensuring that there is no room left for any type of errors or mistakes. Here are the five things that you need to remember when conducting international shipping from America.
The shipping manifest must be complete
Whether it is a simple toy shipping or international car shipping that you aim to do, your shipping manifest must be complete to the last of detail to avoid any confrontation with the officials. Even if the package is huge, make sure that each and every component is individually mentioned in the manifest and the guidelines are met to keep the system and checking transparent.
No item should be illegal for either America or the destination country
Some items and components are considered illegal for countries and are thus not allowed under any circumstance, unless a prior written permission from the respective governments is taken. Thus, even if you are transporting life saving drugs that could potentially be used as hallucinogens (banned in almost all countries), you can not do so unless you get exquisite exceptional permissions.
All permissions should be taken in advance
And no matter what your shipping assignment might contain, you would need to have certain permissions, especially if you are bending the rules and regulations. Thus before any serious confrontation takes place, it is better to go for permissions beforehand.
Arms and Ammunitions/Chemicals should be avoided
Under all circumstances, flammable equipment, arms and ammunitions should be avoided while conducting the shipment. Shipments of these components cannot take place without permits and written permission from the countries involved. You should never attempt any secret shipments containing these components as these might carry more money, but could also land you up in jail for a long time.
No discrete or unlawful activity of any scale should be conducted.
Last but not the least, you should avoid any unlawful assignments that take advantage of a loophole or do not promote transparency as this could cost you your business as well as reputation.