International Trade Documentation
Providing the proper documentation for international freight can be time-consuming and confusing, but it is also critical for the successful transportation of goods and materials between countries. BMI can assist customers with all their shipping needs when international documentation takes too much time and expertise to be handled in-house. We prepare the paperwork needed for customs clearance in the cargo’s country of origin, importation requirements in the destination country, and everything in between.
No matter if a shipment is oversized or overweight, full container load or less than container load, hazardous or perishable, or moved in the air, on land, or across the ocean, it all requires the correct paperwork to travel internationally. BMI offers documentation for all these types of cargo and more with services that include:
- Bill of Lading
- Electronic Export Information (EEI)
- Dangerous Goods Declaration
- Letter of Credit
- Consular Fees
- Importer Security Filing (ISF or 10+2)
- Taxes, Tariffs, Duties, Excises, & Declared Values
- Import Compliance Consultation
- Full Insurance Services
BMI has provided safe travel and accurate documentation for freight moving between the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean Basin, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia for the past three decades. Each month, for instance, our Export Electronic Information file rating ranges between 98% and 100%. This high rating and our proven performance allow clients to rest easy. At BMI, we check all paperwork before submitting it to customs to ensure proper documentation for every client’s cargo.
In addition, BMI handles importation issues such as entry procedures, Importer Security Filings (ISF or 10+2), acceptability requirements, classifying, and valuating rates of duties, taxes, and fees for our clients’ imported merchandise. Our company also interacts with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and many other government agencies on behalf of our customers. There’s no need to coordinate with unknown freight forwarders or customs brokers since BMI acts as both within a network of agents in over 188 cities, which streamlines the process even more for our customers. With our 30 years of experience and knowledge of the rules and regulations in both U.S. and foreign governments, BMI can provide international documentation for any shipment quickly and correctly.