When shipping products internationally, many things need to be considered; procedures are far more complex than for local shipments. There are a lot of additional custom regulations that should be followed and a huge amount of paperwork that needs to be sorted out. Moreover, you also need to consider the shipment costs and time it will take for the shipment to reach different destinations. In this post, we would like to share some of the most common rules and regulations to remember when shipping worldwide.
The very first thing to consider when you are sending shipments is the customs regulation. All products that are shipped internationally, regardless of the medium of shipment, will be required to clear customs. You will also be required to fill out the appropriate paperwork, usually two custom forms; one for the country where you reside and one for the country where the product is being shipped.
When products are being shipped internationally, a fee is charged by the customs department. Depending on the value of the product and the country where it is being shipped to, this fee varies widely. You will have to pay more fees if your product is of high value. Therefore, it is necessary to check the custom fee rates before shipping your product.