export process

June 14, 2018

Adjustments to China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM) Regulations

On June 1st, 2018, the China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) regulation went live. All shippers and parties with export cargo to China are required to comply with these updated regulatory requirements. China Customs has published a clear, specific format regarding the enterprise codes […]

August 4, 2014

Delivering on the promise #1: the Export Invoice

Back when we were talking about UN Standards and Proformas, we looked at the way the Proforma is a statement of your contract of sale – it’s a promise between you and your customer, that you will deliver and they […]

May 5, 2014

On the blocks…

Your shipment’s almost on its way! The goods are packed or the container is loaded, the freight is booked; you have export clearance, all the export documentation is done, and you’re about to deliver the cargo to the terminal – […]

April 23, 2014

Set Sail! Farewell to the land!

…well, almost. Somewhere between getting that all-important signed acceptance of the Proforma and the cargo leaving the country, there are still a few steps – most importantly, you have to book the passage! Booking the shipment Your forwarder already has […]

April 14, 2014

All the pretty ducks in a row

We’re almost at the place where you can actually issue the Proforma; there are just two more important preparations you need to make. All this preparation is happening while you’re in discussions with your customer, about pricing, shipping, incoterms, insurance, […]

April 8, 2014

Taming the bureaucracy

We’ve got a quote on our front page: “Documentation is a vital part of sales, and especially export sales; the documents are not only the instrument for getting paid, but the instrument by which the buyer is able to access […]

April 1, 2014

Harmonising – it’s all about the customer

It’s funny how so many of us think of Customs as faceless people. Of course, they aren’t – but it might make it a little easier to grumble about the paperwork they require, especially at destination – they’re not even […]

March 24, 2014

The allure of a well-turned Proforma

We did say that we get a bit excited about export documents, didn’t we? And rather than keep quiet about it, we thought we might just start a little series, so we could share… The Proforma Invoice, at the start […]

March 18, 2014

What’s all this fuss about UN standards?

Here at Intertradedocs we get pretty excited about export documents in general, but that’s a whole new post – watch out for it, it’s coming! UN standard trade documentation, all by itself, is something that’s worth getting to know about, […]

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