What is Freight Forwarding and why you need one?


A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution.Forwarders contract with a carrier or often multiple carriers to move the goods. A forwarder does not move the goods but acts as an expert in the logistics network. These carriers can use a variety of shipping modes, including ships, airplanes, trucks, and railroads, and often do utilize multiple modes for a single shipment. For example, the freight forwarder may arrange to have cargo moved from a plant to an airport by truck, flown to the destination city, then moved from the airport to a customer's building by another truck.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freight_forwarder)

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What is Custom Broker?

What is Customs Brokerage?

Customs brokerage firms facilitate the shipment and delivery of goods across geographical borders for individuals and organizations. The general public is often unaware of the sheer magnitude of goods and raw materials that cross these international borders every single day and what is involved in clearing these goods through customs in different countries.

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What Expats Need To Know About Importing Goods To Indonesia

Anyone who wants to import goods to Indonesia is going to need a special license. It usually takes upward of five months to get this license, and you’ll need one regardless of the size of your shipments. The waiting time and the legal hoops expats need to jump through to import goods into Indonesia can be daunting. However, there is a way to import goods into the archipelago without the need for a license or even needing to have a corporate entity.

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How To Choose A Competitive And Safe Incoterm For Your International Sales

How To Choose A Competitive And Safe Incoterm For Your International Sales

The Best Incoterms For International Transport

Any international sales process always has two involved parties: buyer and seller, each with their own interests. Contract negotiations often include conditions for international shipping of the goods transaction. That includes the Incoterm which carries out the operation. In this post, we’ll have useful advice on how to choose a competitive and safe Incoterm, depending on whether you are the buyer or the seller.

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What is an HS Code for Import and Export?

When you trade internationally there’s a plethora of things to deal with. You are not only working on your foreign customers order and checking if they can pay you. You also need to ensure compliance to international trade regulations. Then, you must pay great attention to details and acquire knowledge about custom tariffs, certificates, licenses and various documents. One such details that you will have surely encountered here and there is the HS Code. For example your importers might have asked you to enter your products’ HS Code on the invoice or certificate of origin, right?

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Exporting to Indonesia – Market Overview

Do you want to export to Indonesia? Start by using the Country Commercial Guide, a trusted resource for companies at every level of exporting experience. Our guides are produced by trade experts at U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries. They provide insights into economic conditions, leading sectors, selling techniques, customs, regulations, standards, business travel, and more.

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Indonesia – Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Indonesian importers must comply with numerous and overlapping import licensing requirements that impede access to Indonesia’s market. MOT Regulation 70/2015 came into effect in January 2016, replacing MOT Regulation 27/2012 as amended by Regulation 59/2012. The new regulation requires all importers to obtain an import license as either importers of goods for further distribution (API-U) or as importers for their own manufacturing (API-P), but they cannot obtain license for both activities.

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How to Find Trusted Importers and Exporters in Indonesia?

In Import Export business, most people are asking the fundamental question, “How do I find new importer or exporter for my product?” Many traders find themselves hitting a wall and losing momentum in identifying new business partners in Indonesia and they are not always easy to find. If you want to import or export to Indonesia, it needs to go through local language, travel barriers and trade policies in order to succeed.

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Export Procedures in Indonesia

Companies in Indonesia, whether local or foreign-owned (PMAs), seeking to send their goods abroad are subject to a set of defined export procedures. The main provisions are primarily contained within Law No. 17 of 2006 on Amendment to Law No. 10 of 1995 on Customs; Minister of Finance Regulation No. 145/PMK.04/2007 on Customs Provisions for Exporting, and its amendment, Minister of Finance Regulation No. 148/PMK.04/2011; as well as a number of Directorate General of Customs and Excise regulations.

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How outsourcing your logistic needs to us can prove to be cost-effective for you?

It is a known fact that having an in-house logistic department can enhance a company’s overall operational cost by a great margin, and this also affects the net profit and the benefits that the company wants to pass on to their clients. A smooth logistic operation is essential to the success of the company and the customer satisfaction it provides to its customers.

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