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Starting an export process requires some documents and previous knowledge that you must take into account in order to execute the mobilization of merchandise in the best possible way- Below, we talk about the documents and concepts required to make a successful export. 

Export is one of the largest markets in the world and also complements other areas of the economy; it is the main way to expand a business and its crucial for brands to be recognized in other parts of the world. 

Although globalization has favored exports and imports with trade agreements between countries, exporting is still a complex activity that should not be taken lightly. If the process isn’t done properly, you can lose a lot of money and even get involved in legal problems. 

Before exporting

  • Analyze the market you want to export to.
  • Investigate if the product has restrictions to enter the country you are interested in. 
  • Gather general information about the country, area, and specific market you want to export to.
  • Know the requirements of the destination country, as well as its marketing and distribution channels. 

Export documents 

  1. RFC and registration in the exporters’ registry. 

This is necessary to export some products, especially raw materials such as wood, glass, iron, etc. 

  1. Export declaration 

The export declaration is an electronic document generated to comply with the regulations governing the exit of goods from the national territory, i.e., the export document. 

  1. Commercial Invoice

This contains information on the place, date, company, address of the seller and buyer, as well as detailed information on the merchandise. This information is essential for both parties to be clear about the qualities of the purchase. 

  1. Packing List 

Packing lists are necessary to have proper management of the boxes, packages, or containers to be transported, this must match the information on the invoice. 

  1. Transport document 

Depending on the type of transport used, documents must be generated to clarify the carrier’s responsibility until the goods are delivered. 

  1. Special permits and authorizations

Depending on each country and item, some extra documents will be needed to allow entry into the destination country. 

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Daniel Martínez

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