Export business is a very vast area and needs the expertise to run it smoothly. The exporter must have to be very sound both physically and mentally as export involves a lot of different types of clearance from various authorities, lots of certificates to be issued, various types of registration numbers etc.
Getting these documents ready and registration done is not an easy cake to walk. The requirement of lots of paper work makes this job a mammoth task. To ease the process of export documentation and to expedite the retrieving of various registration numbers, international trade software is devised. It is an online platform that takes care of export documentation in a full-fledged way.
Many agencies are active in taking care of export documentation on behalf of exporters by making a better use of international trade software. Nowadays exporters are outsourcing their export documentation work to agencies for timely and cost effective services. The manual process of export documentation is extremely time-consuming and sometimes products are not exported in the set time frame.
The agencies that are providing Export Documentation services are instrumental in obtaining various documents like following:
- Health Certificates, Phytosanitary certificates which are issued by Agriculture Department. It is required in case of export of fisheries products and plants.
- Export Declaration Number or EDN. Export Declaration Number (EDN) is issued by the customs department. EDN is issued when Export Goods Declaration form is submitted to the custom department. It contains the details of the goods which are exported. An EDN is issued upon acceptance of Export Declaration Form. It is a combination of nine alphanumeric characters. There is a provision of lodging the export declaration form up to six months in advance. The Customs Declaration is important for uninterrupted passage of goods from one country to another.
Export declaration forms can now be submitted online with help of agencies and EDN number can be obtained easily.
- Certificate of Origin or COO which is issued by any Chamber of Commerce
- PRA or Pre-Receivable Advice is also submitted. It was primarily known as Export Receival Advice. It is information to shipping terminal about the arrival of the container. In return, Cargo or Container Acceptance is issued by the shipping terminal.