Shipper on bill of lading can be from a country different from port of loading – Yes or No
Food for thought..?? Previously, I wrote an article “Can the shipper’s address on the bill of lading be in another country“..
At that time there were a few comments confirming that this was possible and this tied in with my experience as well..
However, in the recent past (as recent as last week) I have had communications whereby it has become clear that not all countries allow this to be done..
For example, in India and Brazil, as per customs requirement (confirmed by a few forwarders to me), the shipper on the bill of lading has to be the actual exporter of the cargo who has filed the customs documentation and has to be based in the country of the port of load..
This would then mean that there is no difference between an exporter and a shipper as far as India or Brazil is concerned, as the shipper on the bill of lading has to be the actual exporter..
So that got me thinking as to how many other countries are there that have the same requirement..??
Please do comment below and also participate in a quick short poll and let us find out where the majority lies..