(1) What are the necessary documents for import and export ?

Documents required to import goods as follows:

  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Health certificates (for foodstuffs with preparation of the approval of the Municipal Department of some countries).
  • The Bill of lading are stamped on the back by the company’s signature.
  • Delegation of the NOC.

(2) What is a bill of lading / airway bill ?

It is a document or a contract proving the shipments moving and includes all information such as details of the sender and recipient and a comprehensive description of the shipment in terms of type, weight and size in cubic meters in addition to the date and place of issue and destination of shipment, whereby the delivery of the shipment to the recipient upon arrival will take place and guarantee to receive. Airway bill is issued by the airline in the case of air freight and shipping line in case of sea freight. And its importance relays that it is a contract between the navigational line or the airline and the shipping company and the client, which guarantees the rights as mentioned in the previous policy number, which enables the customer to track shipment s easily.

(3) What is the volumetric weight ?

The volumetric weight depends on the area occupied by the shipment for its actual weight. The cost of transporting a shipment can be affected by the amount of space it occupies. If the cargo needs more space, a larger value is paid for that space regardless of its actual weight. The shipping value is calculated according to the actual weight and the volumetric weight, and then the larger value among them will be considered.

(4) How is volumetric weight measured ?

To calculate the volumetric weight, it is measured: (length x width x height) / division factor 6000 or 4000 according to the method of shipment.

(5) How is CBM measured ?

To calculate the CBM , it is measured: (length x width x height) / division factor ( 1,000,000 ) .

(6) What is the HS code ?

It is an international multi-purpose method for labeling goods, and it’s developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). It is called the common system and if we want to expand the definition of this system, it is a globally readable language of economy and coding of goods and an indispensable means of international trade. It is used to determine the proportion of the fee applicable to any commodity. It is the only way to determine the class, item, and percentage of the customs duties of certain commodities. It consists of a table containing items and sub-items, their numerical symbols, and notes of sections, chapters and general rules. It is an international language that is used as the basis for definitions of more than 176 countries or customs unions and 104 countries are signatories to their international convention.

Advantages of HS code Application:

  • This system has helped governments develop a precise mechanism for determining duties and taxes on goods.
  • Facilitate the process of providing and processing accurate information to investors and researchers.
  • All commodities in the HS code are characterized under clear labels, facilitating the import and export process.

(7) Can we track our shipment?

Yes, anyone who sent a shipment through Backing World enter the shipment number through BCWCS website and the shipment details will appear.