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Importing for the first time, huh..?? Then you should read this..

Planning to import, but don’t know where and how to start..??

Here is some “generic” practical advice to importers who are importing for the first time.. Includes information about the documentation required for importing, what precautions one must take to avoid any losses..

Please be guided that this is a very generic advice and each import is different and could have many variables..

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A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

A Chinese company has defrauded me.. Who can help me..??

Seems to be a very popular question/issue within the international trading arena.. Is there a solution or recourse to the buyer..??

It would be interesting to see how many other readers have had such experiences and if anyone has been successful in getting back any of the monies from the people that defrauded you..??

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Shipping cargo without insurance – reader question

Shipping your cargo without insurance.. Hmmmmm, not a very smart idea.. Several pitfalls await those who attempt this.. Here’s a question from a reader based on their historical experience.. All comments welcome on this situation..

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Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..??

Incorrect cargo in container – who is responsible..?? This is the gist of the question below from Bukky.. Container arrived,sealed Cleared customs in Houston, TX. Pick up the same for delivery by a trucking company to the buyer warehouse. Container unsealed, inside the container was bags full of cement/unknown stuffs instead of cooking oil. Who…

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The cost of avoidable errors – an ITIC perspective

International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has emphasised how avoidable errors can prove expensive for ship agents. In the latest issue of its Claims Review, ITIC recounts how a ship agent at a tidal port in Japan was asked to provide a tide table to enable the owner of a ship to calculate the permissible drafts…

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