Customs clearance for an IT company
We devised a comprehensive solution that integrated administration, delivery and customs clearance. We created an ideal logistics structure in order to cut transportation expenses, optimise customs payments and deliver goods on time and at fixed prices.
A worldwide IT corporation planned to market anti-cyber-fraud products for mobile operators in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Because the company didn’t have its own representative office or legal entity in the EAEU, it was unable to import sample products for prospective customers on its own. In this situation, prospective customers in the EAEU would have to arrange for the import of the samples on their own, incurring costs for transportation, certification and customs clearance that they were not anticipating.
SCHNEIDER GROUP devised a comprehensive solution that integrated administration, delivery and customs clearance. To cut transportation expenses, optimise customs payments and deliver goods on time and at set rates, we created an efficient logistics model. This solution covered all services that the goods imports and delivery to a final recipient in the EAEU might require, such as:
- Signing a supply contract with the supplier and the final consignee
- Coordination after goods had arrived (transfer of accompanying documents)
- Third-party contracting (with service providers such as logistics companies etc., and paying the associated costs)
- Payment of customs duties, import VAT and customs charges for Russian customs
- Support for electronic customs clearance of goods
- Delivery to the final consignee upon release of the goods
- Preparation and collection of all requisite documents for accounting purposes in the EAEU
Our team acted as a "legal bridge" between the IT firm and a potential EAEU customer. Because of our swift response, the company was able to provide the sample straight away, which was critical in order to avoid losing a potential customer.
The company was able to sidestep the time-consuming, multi-stage procedure of exporting to the EAEU. Their prospective customer was pleased with both the terms of delivery and the equipment, and a contract was signed with them as a result.