At Wallis we can save you time for your business by helping with import and export documentation. We can help you get paid for your exports by using our letters of credit services. And we can save you money by helping you with understanding exporting incoterms and export finance options. And by making sure your documentation is correct we can ensure faster transit and customs clearance so you can deliver your goods to your customers on time.
Correct documentation is an essential part of international trade and will minimise the risk of problems and delays. Make sure buyers and sellers know who is responsible for what cost with the correct incoterms. Certain documents will be needed to get the goods through customs and each country has its own specific requirements, which our highly skilled logistics team can help you with.
Transport documentation, such as a bill of lading or airway bill, is needed to cover the transport of the goods in transit. Correct paperwork is often an important part of getting you, the UK exporter, paid for the overseas sale.
ALL-IN FREIGHT MANAGEMENT
Here’s how Wallis can help. Not only can we prepare your transport documentation but you can also outsource to us the preparation of the commercial invoices, packing lists, Certificates of Origin etc. In fact, any document you are required to prepare to meet your customers’ requirements. Our service can start from the moment that you are quoting for an export order. At this stage we can advise you up front what documents you will need and how much it will cost. We can do all of this in our in-house export management software system Exportease – just another example of the value we can add to your business.
CARGO AND FREIGHT INSURANCE
The final piece of documentation is your cargo insurance certificate. Wallis always ask our clients to check prior to shipment; who is responsible for insuring the cargo? If in any doubt please ask us for advice. We are able to offer you a separate quote for your freight insurance via our trusted marine insurance brokers.
At Wallis Shipping we can save you time for your business with:
- help with freight documentation
- help with export and import licensing
At Wallis we can save and make you money for your business:
- with letters of credit services
- helping you with understanding international incoterms
- with faster transit and custom clearance so you can sell your goods to your customers
Firstly, our freight management system means we only have to input data once and complex document duplicate sets are second checked before publication.
There are a number of very good resources that Wallis have access to which can smooth over the paper trail. Asking for assistance at the very early stages of a contract mean that the requirements of each country you are shipping to can be researched in advance.
UK Government website resource https://www.export.great.gov.uk/ will give you all the information that you need. If in any doubt ask Wallis and we can give you help in finding the answers or put you in touch with an international trade advisor from the Department for Trade.
You will need a commercial invoice (HMRC require this to calculate the amount of duty and vat due on import) and a packing list. You will also need to an EORI number before importing. You can register for one with HMRC and it usually takes 3 days to produce. Depending on the nature of the product additional licences or certificates may be required. If in doubt ask before shipping.
We will always recommend that you have marine cargo insurance. Wallis can provide you with this cover if you do not have your own policy.