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Terra Global Logistics
11767 S. Dixie Highway
Unit 451
Pinecrest, FL 33156
USA

Miami Dade County
Florida

Tel:
 (844) 594-6684
 (305) 594-6684
Fax:
 (844) 594-6685
 (305) 594-6685
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Shipping Information, Resources & Forms

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The principal difference between selling product domestically and selling it abroad is the amount of paperwork involved. You must conform to the laws of two countries, not just one. It may appear daunting to learn about all the rules and requirements and to keep up with all the documentation at first, but it is actually a fairly straightforward process. The first step is to identify the requirements imposed by the U.S. on exports (both general and particular to your product), the next step is to identify the import requirements imposed by your target country, and the final step is to obtain the appropriate certificates.

The average international shipment involves 46 separate documents. The specific documents required for any given shipment depend on U.S. government regulation, destination country’s import regulations, importer’s requirements, terms of sale, methods of payment and mode of transportation.

In order for Terra Global Logistics’ Transportation Specialist to properly handle shipments, produce the necessary documentation and allow us to specifically understand a company’s shipping needs and requirements, we request that the customer submit the
Shipping Instructions form**.

U.S. Export Requirements:
The U.S. Government requires export documentation for a number of different reasons including national security, control of products in short supply, compiling export statistics, administration of export laws, protection of endangered species, and to protest U.S. export markets by ensuring product quality of specific exports. The main document required by the U.S. government is the Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED), which Terra Global Logistics files electronically. In order to produce and electronically file the S.E.D., we must have a signed
Forwarding Agent P.O.A. form** from the shipper/exporter of record.

The Incoterms rules or International Commercial Terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). They are widely used in International commercial transactions or procurement processes. A series of three-letter trade terms related to common contractual sales practices, the Incoterms rules are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs, and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. The Incoterms rules are accepted by governments, legal authorities, and practitioners worldwide for the interpretation of most commonly used terms in international trade. They are intended to reduce or remove altogether uncertainties arising from different interpretation of the rules in different countries. As such they are regularly incorporated into sales contracts worldwide.
International Com. Terms (Incoterms)**

U.S. Government Links (shown in new browser window):

  1. U.S. Dept. of Commerce Export Controls - Export control policies, licenses, classifications and procedures.

  2. Exporting a Motor Vehicle from the U.S.

  3. Export License.

  4. U.S.D.A. Export Regulations & Policies

  5. Basic Importing & Exporting - This link includes an export certification checklist, requirements for meat, poultry and processed egg products, export related policies, and eligible U.S. establishments.
  1. Dept. of Commerce Export Controls
    Export control policies, licenses, classifications and procedures.

  2. Exporting Vehicles from the U.S.

  3. Export License.

  4. U.S.D.A. Export Regs & Policies

  5. Basic Importing & Exporting
    This link includes an export certification checklist, requirements for meat, poultry and processed egg products, export related policies, and eligible U.S. establishments.

U.S. Federal Agencies (shown in new browser window):

  1. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  2. United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  3. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  4. United States Department of Transportation (DOT)

  5. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  6. United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

  7. United States Consumer Product Safety Com. (CPSC)

  8. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

  9. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)

  10. U.S. Court of International Trade

  11. U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

  12. U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

  13. Export-Import Bank of the United States

  14. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  15. Bureau of Industry and Security

  16. Federal Trade Commission

  17. Harmonized Tariff Schedule search for Japan

  18. Harmonized Tariff Schedule search for the U.S.

  19. Office of Foreign Asset Control Sanction List

  20. United States Department of Commerce

  21. United States Department of Homeland Security

  22. U.S. Trade Representative

  23. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  1. Customs and Border Protect. (CBP)

  2. Food and Drug Admin. (FDA)

  3. Environ. Protection Agency (EPA)

  4. Department of Transportation (DOT)

  5. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  6. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

  7. Consumer Pro. Safety Com. (CPSC)

  8. Bureau of Al. Tobac. Firearms & Ex.

  9. Alcohol & Tobac. Tax & Trade (TTB)

  10. Court of International Trade

  11. International Trade Com. (USITC)

  12. Trade and Development (USTDA)

  13. Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

  14. Food and Drug Admin. (FDA)

  15. Bureau of Industry and Security

  16. Federal Trade Commission

  17. Harmon. Tar. Sched. search - Japan

  18. Harmon. Tarriff Sched. search - U.S.

  19. Foreign Asset Control Sanction List

  20. U.S. Department of Commerce

  21. U.S. Depart. of Homeland Security

  22. U.S. Trade Representative

  23. Animal & Plant Health Inspec. Ser.

Importing Country Requirements:
Each country has different requirements regarding the documentation that accompanies any given import shipment. Importing countries require these documents for the administration of their import laws, assessment of taxes, and protection from hazardous substances and diseases. Some of the more frequently required documents are the following:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
  • Phytosanitary Certificate (for plants or plant products)
  • Veterinary Health Certificate (for animals or animal products)
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin.

Different countries have different documentation requirements and regulations vary. Contact a TGL Transportation Consultant, for Customs clearance and required documentation.

For some of the export or import documentation requirements, see our
Shipping Documentation Requirements page or contact Terra Global Logistics’ Transportation Specialist, for complete details and information.

For export shipments of vehicles from the U.S., the original title, bill of sale and signed
Vehicle Export Power of Attorney form**, identifying the year, make, model, color and V.I.N.

For all consignments handled by Terra Global Logistics, we require by the customer a signed
Payment Terms & Agreement form**.

For commercial accounts seeking credit terms, we additionally required a fully completed and signed
Credit Application form**. Credit granting is not a requirement of Terra Global Logistics, its subsidiaries, officers or employees.

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