To move the goods overseas, you'll need to pack, label, document, insure, and ship them.
Some of this preparation is to protect the goods from damage, theft, or delay in transit.
Some actions are legally required, either by the exporting or importing country.
Exported goods face greater physical risks on route than domestic
shipments. They're more vulnerable to breakage, theft, and damage. At
some ports, goods may be loaded or unloaded in a net or by a sling,
conveyor, chute, or other method, putting added strain on the package.
Goods might be stacked on top of each other or bump against other
Overseas, the cargo might be dragged, pushed, rolled, or dropped.
Moisture is also a danger. The cargo also might be unloaded in the
rain. Some foreign ports do not have covered storage facilities. Goods
can also be stolen when inadequately protected.
If you're not equipped to pack the goods yourself, use a
professional packing firm. This service is usually provided at a
To avoid problems:
Export packages need to be properly marked and labeled to meet
shipping regulations, ensure proper handling, conceal the identity of
the contents, and help receivers identify shipments. The buyer usually
specifies export marks that should appear on the cargo, such as:
Mark containers clearly to prevent misunderstandings and delays in
shipping. Letters are generally stenciled onto packages in waterproof
ink. Markings should appear on three faces of the package, preferably
on the top and the other two sides.
When exporting from India, there are certain things you must do.
Basically, for exporting any goods, you require to get the goods
approved by certain “Customs Authorities”.
There are a number of documents required. There are also many incentives that the government gives for export of certain goods. To completely understand all the requirements, legal formalities and procedures you must read "Procedures For Exports In India"
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