Product export

Incidents to be avoided while exporting products

Kees Torn
Photo: Kees Torn – “Zim Londen & Smith Panther” by Flickr

When exporting products toward new countries, there are so many things to put in place, that a detail can escape your attention. This detail may lead to a non-conformance of your product and so to a blocking.

The product can’t be imported or it will be even destroyed or returned. To avoid such a undesirable result, I have created this rubric with quality advice. Especially to succeed your internationalisation and exporting processes.

Situation 1 – The organism (your customer for example) who approved the sample is not the approval instance during the exporting process

After the approval of the samples, your company takes the next step. The production order is launched, the products are produced and finally put in the shipping container. The expedition takes place and the products depart toward your customer.

They arrive at the customs, where tests will be carried out. These tests are different from those which were carried out on the samples. The test results indicate that the product does not comply with the local legislation. The product is blocked at the border…

Consequences:

  • Much of spilled energy and a loss of turnover
  • The product will not be importable anymore in the exporting country
  • Your customer will be unhappy

This is a scenario which can be avoided. Inquire yourself on who is going to be the organism which is going to analyse your products. Be sure that your products are conforming to all these requirements.

Once that everything is known and managed, you will benefit from an optimized export flow.

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