Prior to Shipment
ü Fax request for current status.
ü Review shipping & payment terms.
ü Confirm that Customs Broker has been selected.
ü Does Broker have Purchaser's Power of Attorney?
ü Does Purchaser have Customs Bond (Either Single or Continuous)?
ü Confirm that supplier will include any Assists in shipment value?
ü Confirm that the country of origin product marking instructions are strictly followed.
ü Confirm that supplier will use purchaser supplied Customs Harmonized Number in shipping description.
ü Specify to supplier transportation method and routing.
ü Confirm consignee, notify party, port, & markings and that buyer will receive copy of shipping papers.
ü Specify forwarder & broker if not included in P.O.
ü Confirm that supplier or forwarder has routing.
ü Confirm that transportation has been arranged.
ü Confirm that freight methods and rates used in original landed cost estimates are being used.
ü Confirm that some form of proof of origin will be sent to purchaser (No longer required for Customs Clearance, but may be needed for Customs' Audit).
ü Is an inspection certificate or other certification required & if so, is it complete.
ü Confirm special packaging arrangements.
ü Confirm hazardous cargo compliance.
ü Consider strikes or any other significant International events that may cause delay.
ü Confirm that procedure for transportation insurance coverage is being followed.
After Shipment Leaves Supplier
ü Confirm that freight forwarder has freight and that booking was made per routing instructions.
ü Confirm shipment is on intended vessel/flight.
ü Determine if pre-clear through Customs is possible.
ü Check Documents received to ensure correct consignee, notify party, destination and markings.
ü Confirm forwarder has sent copies of documents to purchaser & broker.
ü Confirm broker is aware of shipment, has all necessary documents, and has been given inland shipping instructions.
ü Prepare info for special clearances such as FDA if required.
ü Confirm arrival with broker.
ü Confirm Custom clearance with broker.
ü Obtain pro number, trailer number, name & phone number of inland carrier.
ü Confirm inland delivery with inland carrier.
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