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Freight Forwarding Guide

The Ultimate Guide for Freight Forwarding

Freight Forwarding Guide

You can find all the information you need about freight forwarding on our website, whether you’re trying to book the service or find out exactly what our freight forwarding agents do.

 

Here is a four-question guide for clarifying your questions about Freight Forwarding.

  • What is Freight Forwarding?

Most importers and exporters use freight forwarding to arrange freight shipments. Licensed forwarders understand the end-to-end shipping process and can handle it on your behalf. In many ways, they are like travel agents for freight.

  • Freight Forwarding Services?

Prepare all the paperwork, make the bookings, arrange payments required for each sector of the shipment, provide a customs brokerage service, and troubleshoot if any issues arrive with the shipment.

  • Do I Need a Freight Forwarder?

Booking a shipment can take place in a variety of ways. Depending on your business needs, you may need specific services. Here are some options: go it alone, your supplier arranges the whole shipment, to arrange shipment from the factory or foreign port, you hire a freight forwarder.

  • Requesting a Freight Quote

Do you have your goods ready to ship?

Make sure that you have the full addresses for pickup if the shipment is door to door.

You likely need to provide the name of the port of origin.

Provide the total weight of the shipment.

Provide total cubic volume.

International freight works with HS Codes.

Businesses exporting shipments need to know the Schedule B code.

 

If you have any queries call us at +353 1 814 1969 or email us at [email protected].

ACA Airport Concierge

5 advantages of our ACA Aiport Concierge Service

ACA Airport Concierge

Why is it that we are able to help you? And what else is it that we bring to the table? Here are seven benefits to our Airport Concierge Service at Dublin Airport.

 

1 – Knowledge

ACA staff are fully trained in airport logistics, dealing directly with airlines, liaising with transport providers, and have a proactive approach to finding solutions to any issues that arise, at ACA we don’t have problems, everything can be resolved!

2 – Our focus is you

From the second you arrive or depart at the Dublin airport we will do the thinking for you. As previously stated, our knowledge of the airport and the way it works means that you can leave all the worrying at the terminal doors.

3 – Speed

We know the airport like the back of our hands and therefore we are fully prepared when speed is of the utmost importance.

4 – Our clients are diverse

ACA customer base is extremely diverse and that is how we like it. We are proud to offer our Airport Concierge to anyone and everyone.

5 – Personal approach

It is important to us to go above and beyond what is required of us. We understand how stressful it can be for a child to be sent off on their own to the airport, so we strive to make them (and their parents) feel as comfortable and fortunate as possible.

So, if you are planning to depart or arrive at Dublin Airport, Aca International Ltd  may be able to help you! Visit our website and follow our Facebook and Linkedin Pages

Customs Clearance Service

5 required documents for customs clearance? (part 2)

Customs Clearance Service

Customs clearance blog

Customs clearance generally requires a lot of documents to be verified and submitted, either electronically or physically with the consignment.

 

Documents to be submitted to customs depend on the type of goods being shipped. The rules regarding customs vary depending on the country of origin and the country of destination.

Let’s look at the second part of documents that are common to all countries:

6- Bill of lading

Bill of lading is a document from the carrier to the shipper/exporter/supplier. It is evidence of the contract for movement of goods described by the carrier.

7- Bill of sight

It is a declaration from the supplier or exporter to the customs department where the receiver is unsure of the type of goods being shipped. The bill of sight document permits the receiver of goods to inspect them before making duty payments. With the bill of sight, the exporter also needs to submit a letter that allows clearance of goods by customs.

8- Letter of credit

The letter of credit is issued by the importer’s bank informing that the importer or the consignee will honour the payment to the exporter /consignor/shipper of the sum specified to complete the transaction.

9- Bill of exchange

Bill of exchange is similar to a promissory note that can be drawn by banks or individuals. It is a substitute payment option where the importer is to clear payments for goods received from the exporter either on-demand or at a fixed or determinable future.

10- Export license

A business can get an export license from the licensing authority and permit is issued by the Chief Controller of Exports and Imports.

If you are planning to trade goods to or from Ireland, Aca International Ltd  may be able to help you! Visit our website and follow our Facebook and Linkedin Pages

Customs agent

Specialist customs clearance and freight forwarding

Customs agent

What is the difference between specialist customs clearance and freight forwarding?

What is the difference between specialist customs clearance and freight forwarding?

Many exporters, particularly newcomers, believe that freight forwarders and customs brokers are interchangeable terms. This is false.

Freight forwarders are supply chain experts who specialize in the logistics and physical transportation of cargo. They communicate with any entity involved in the exporting process that handles or is aware of a shipment traveling by truck, boat, plane, or a combination of these modes of transportation. Freight forwarders are responsible for assembling and completing a wide range of documentation and compliance filings.

A freight forwarder manages the supply chain, it is a third-party entity that arranges a trip and then facilitates the whole journey, including paperwork and documentation, for a fee

 

A customs broker is someone who assists importers and exporters in meeting government import and export regulations.

Brokers submit required info and payments to governmental bodies on behalf of its customers and claim a fee for the services in entry procedures, admissibility requirements, classification, valuation, and the rates of duty and applicable taxes and fees for imported products.

A customs broker is a term that refers to the person who acts as an intermediary between the importer and the government’s customs department in the country of import.

Customs Clearance Service

Customs Clearance Agent Ireland

Customs Clearance Service

ACA International is an excellent option for customs clearance in Ireland. Our highly specialised specialists assist customers all over Ireland.

We provide simple customs clearance solutions to our clients. Our cu

ACA International is an excellent option for customs clearance in Ireland. Our highly specialised specialists assist customers all over Ireland.

stoms clearance agent services represent you, the importer, and manage the entire customs declarations process for you.

Anytime you place an order with ACA International for a customs declaration. The customs declaration will then be prepared and submitted on your behalf. We have a 100% success rate in completing customs declarations.

Furthermore, to our customs declaration services, we can also help you calculate customs duties and value-added tax VAT.

Customs Clearance Service

What is Customs Clearance?

Customs Clearance Service

Customs clearance is the process of documenting the comings and goings of goods

Customs clearance is the process of documenting the comings and goings of goods as they enter or leave a country. Customs clearance entails calculating the value-added tax (VAT) and duties that may be due on those goods, as well as following the correct procedure to ensure that the goods enter or exit the country legitimately.

 

 

If you do not adequately prepare your Customs Clearance Paperwork, Customs may refuse to allow your goods to enter or leave the jurisdiction. You can hire a customs agent or freight forwarder to manage the Customs Clearance procedure to help ensure your goods are allowed exit or entry.

 

ACA International provides Customs Clearance Services for goods entering and exiting Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. We specialise in Customs Clearance and General Freight Forwarding.

The Customs Broker of Choice

The Customs Broker of Choice for Businesses Throughout Ireland

The Customs Broker of Choice

We save you time and money by taking the hassle out of the Customs Clearance process. With over 20 years’ experience, you can be sure your goods are in safe hands.

Customs Clearance

 

We save you time and money by taking the hassle out of the Customs Clearance process. With over 20 years’ experience, you can be sure your goods are in safe hands.
At ACA International we are experts in the preparation of and production of customs clearance documents. For over 25 years we’ve been helping companies import and export their goods to and from Ireland.

 

 

Customs Brokers

 

ACA International, acting as your Customs agent, can offer a neutral service to arrange your Customs Clearance needs, regardless of which Freight Forwarder you have engaged to arrange the Transport from the origin Country. We can complete the Customs Clearance on your behalf and return the Clearance Docket/Slip to your nominated Freight Forwarder or Haulier to complete the final delivery to your premises

 

Freight Forwarding

At ACA International we have been providing Freight Forwarding services to clients for over 25 years.
We specialise in organising shipments for individuals and companies: helping them bring their goods from the manufacturer to the final point of distribution.
We save companies time and money by providing the best possible solutions for the international transportation of goods.

Customs Clearance Service

How Long does Customs Clearance take?

Customs Clearance Service

How Long does Customs Clearance Take

With all the Documents pre-checked and the Customs Duty and VAT arrangements in place, Customs Clearance can be completed (Green Routed) within an hour or two of the arrival of the goods. However, if the goods are called for a document check (Orange Routed) or a full physical exam (Red Routed) the length of time could stretch to 24/48hours.

 

It is inexcusable to have a shipment delayed at Customs due to insufficient or poorly prepared paperwork; it is not only bad for business, but it may end up costing you more in additional storage and detention expenses. ACA International does Customs Clearance  in Ireland and is an expert in the Customs Clearance process, and we can assist you in preparing the necessary Customs paperwork in advance to avoid delays or incorrect declarations.

 

If you are importing or exporting goods to sell, it is ideal to have a Customs agent prepare your paperwork so that your shipment can enter the country quickly and efficiently. If you do not follow the correct procedure, your shipment will be held up or possibly seized at the port.

Customs Clearance ACA Brexit

NI – Ireland exports ‘worth €5bn in 10 months’

Customs Clearance ACA Brexit

Customs Clearance ACA Brexit – exports and imports woth 5bi

New official figures suggest that exports from NI to the Republic of Ireland were worth almost €5bn (£4.2bn) in the first 10 months of 2021.

 

The figures are published by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (Nisra) and are based on HMRC data.

HMRC already produces quarterly data for NI and other regions but the new figures are not directly comparable.

The new figures only cover international trade, not transactions with other parts of the UK.

They show that Ireland is overwhelmingly Northern Ireland’s single biggest export market: exports to the rest of the EU were worth €3.6bn in the same period while exports to the rest of the world were worth £1.1bn.

Different Nisra data shows the rest of the UK is Northern Ireland’s biggest external market with sales there of just under €11bn in 2020.

The new figures also show that imports from Ireland were worth €2.7bn in the first ten months of 2020, €2.3bn from the rest of the EU and £2.4bn from the rest of the world.

The figures suggest pharmaceuticals are the most valuable trade category with Ireland; exports were worth €735m in the 10-month period with imports of €346m.

The trade impacts of Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol are still emerging and have political as well as economic implications.

Since the Northern Ireland Protocol began operating in January 2020 it has become more difficult for businesses in either part of Ireland to import goods from Great Britain.

Northern Ireland has remained in the EU’s single market for goods, which means that products arriving from Great Britain are subject to new checks and controls.

There is so far no official data to quantify the impact of that change.

If you are planning to trade goods to or from Ireland, Aca International Ltd  may be able to help you! Visit our website and follow our Facebook and Linkedin Pages.

Source: www.bbc.com

Customs Clearance exports are up

Exports are up 23 per cent over the last 12 months in Ireland

Customs Clearance exports are up

Customs Clearance exports are up 23%

by Joao Luiz Ferreira

 

Imports of goods from Britain to the Republic staged a minor recovery in September, easing the rate of decline to 21 per cent for the first nine months of the year.

However, the latest trade figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures show that Brexit continues to have an impact on Irish-British trade.

While imports from Britain have plunged, the value of goods exports from the Republic to Britain for the first nine months of 2021 is running up 23 per cent compared to the first nine months of 2020 and stands at €10.6 billion.

While goods imports from Britain edged up 2 per cent – a €35 million rise – in September compared to September 2020, exports from the Republic to Britain surged 36 per cent – an increase of €374 million – in the same month.

After dropping to just 7 per cent in August, exports to Britain accounted for 10 per cent of total exports from the Republic in September. The main changes in the month were increases in the export of chemicals, machinery and equipment.

Imports from Britain rose as a result of higher imports of mineral fuels, lubricants, chemicals and other related products, offsetting a drop in the value of imported food and live animals, as well as machinery and equipment. British imports for the first nine months stand at a value of €9.4 billion, down more than €2.4 billion year-on-year.

Meanwhile, imports from Northern Ireland continue to soar this year. In the first three quarters of 2021, they are up by more than €1 billion, a 60 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2020, at just above €2.8 billion.

Exports from the Republic to the North are also booming, up 48 per cent or €835 million at €2.58 billion for the first nine months.

If you are planning to trade goods to or from Ireland, Aca International Ltd  may be able to help you! Visit our website and follow our Facebook and Linkedin Pages.

Source: www.irishtimes.ie