Customs clearance is a mandatory process when shipping internationally. Whether you choose air or sea freight.
The shipper has to obtain the export clearance before the cargo can leave the port or airport of origin. Upon arrival at the destination country, import clearance is required before the freight can be delivered to the consignee.
Customs clearance can be complex for novice and seasoned shippers alike as there is no single global standard. This guide will answer your main questions around customs clearance and help you gain a general understanding of the procedures involved.