Importers of record should be outsourced
Shipping goods abroad is never a straight forward process. The process can be really stressful for any business, especially if you’ve never done it before. There are a lot of companies that try to handle this themselves and handle everything in-house, but this isn’t always the most efficient solution.
The most effective solution for your business may be to hire a specialist Importer of Record service. A number of concerns, regulations, and compliance questions arise with international trading, all of which can be handled by a professional IOR service.
Here’s a guide from the team at One Union Solutions to help you figure out if outsourcing an IOR would be beneficial for you.
Is it a wise idea to have an importer of record?
For countries outside the US, Canada and the EU, trade is much more complex and it’s highly likely that you’ll need an IOR. The majority of countries in the world are considered “complex markets” because importing into them often requires more than just operating a legal business entity.
Questions to ask yourself before deciding whether to outsource an IOR
Here’s an easy way to figure out if you need IOR services if you’re shipping to either the open markets or complex markets:
- Which permits and licenses are required and how do you get them?
- Is it possible to find out what the country of origin, material composition, or electrical specifications are for each device?
- Could you handle the import process and answer any questions at customs?
Outsource an IOR if you answered no to any of those questions, because they’ll have no problem answering those questions. You can get your life much easier with them since they’re experts at transporting goods abroad.
Outsourcing an IOR has lots of benefits
When you choose to outsource an IOR to a professional company you’ll know they’re going to make sure your import is compliant with the country’s import regulations. It’s your responsibility to pay the taxes, duties, and other fees related to imported goods, file the right paperwork, permits, and licenses, and keep any records you need for the minimum length of time.
From the export license process to shipping, they’ll handle all your Importer of Record requirements so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Outsourcing isn’t as challenging as you might think, as there are a lot of companies that provide professional Importers of Records services.
Hiring an experienced IOR
You should seek assistance from a company that specializes in the type of goods you need transported once you decide to go with an IOR. One Union Solutions is a global Importer of Record (IOR) and Trade Compliance Service Provider operating in over 170 countries. We provide custom-tailored Importer of Record (IOR) services for the IT, Telecom, Satellite, Aviation, and Automotive industries, covering all your global tech sales and deployment needs. Companies can import and export tech equipment globally without any hassle, delay, or penalties, regardless of missing certificates or non-compliance with import regulations. One Union Solutions offers you the right Importer of Record (IOR) solution, enabling you to do business globally with ease. We also give you access to a dedicated partner who’s available 24/7 to answer your questions.
For stress-free global business, choose One Union Solutions.