First Time Freight Exporters
First Time Freight Importers
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Warehousing, Packing and Fulfillment
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Trinidad and Tobago
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First Time Exporters
So you want to export products into the US.
Prime Transport is your perfect partner in the export process. We offer:
Boutique services by a fully accredited freight forwarder to small exporters and export trading companies
Expedited services at standard pricing
Door-to-door services to most destinations
Full packing services at a fraction of the costs of typical packers
On-site trade audits that can uncover savings
Dangerous goods services
What do you need to know?
Find your buyers by using the local
US Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center'
s services, including a "Golden Key" program, exhibit at a trade show, list your products on an online marketplace such as
. Prime Transport may also be able to help you with this.
Once you see a serious response, do some due diligence on the buyers using credit agencies such as
Dun and Bradstreet
, the local in-country US Foreign Commercial Service officers and your own in-country local contacts.
Make sure it is clear how your buyers will finance the shipment. Prime Transport offers a service called "On Hold" that allows you to ship your products to a warehouse in the country, invite the buyer to inspect it and then only release the products when the buyer has paid.
Decide on your mode of transport (air or sea). Prime Transport's staff is eager to help you decide.
Make sure you have the correct documentation. Again, rely on Prime Transport as your partner
in determining what kinds of documentation you need and how to fill it out.
For more information check out
Customs and Border Patrol's guide to exporting
U.S. Department of Commerce's "Basic Guide to Exporting"
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