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Importing and exporting can be very complex, especially if you are doing it for the first time. Holler Trade is export registered and offers the full solution, i.e. procurement, export documentation, SADC certification, customs clearance, and delivery to your destination.
You need this license to import or export. If a supplier is not export registered, you will not be able to export your goods out of South Africa.
An import or export license or perhaps both versus a company registration number is that the customs code indicates for which transaction license a company is registered to do business. Therefore, for imports or exports or both, perhaps even for some of the trade incentives. A company registration confirms that you have registered for a company doing specific business in the origin country with all the relevant government requirements.
A quotation is a fixed price offer that cannot be changed once accepted by the customer. Holler Trade always specifies in our quotations to our customers precisely what the quotation covers, and that variations outside of this will be subject to additional charges.
An estimate is an educated guess at what a job may cost - but it is not binding. To take account of possible unforeseen developments, service providers should provide several estimates based on various circumstances, including the worst-case scenario. This will prevent customers from being surprised by the costs.
With Holler Trade you will always receive a quotation, valid for seven (7) days, showing all costs that the quotation covers. The quote will be subject to change in currency fluctuations when quoted in forex.
Incoterms are a set of rules which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts. They are published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and are widely used in commercial transactions.
First confirm if the negotiations will be done with INCO Terms 2000 or 2010, then decide on how to move forward. Brief overview is that an INCO Term determine the risk and cost during the physical movement of the goods, not the transfer of ownership or title.
6.1 Does the company have the experience and network to assist with your enquiry?
Holler Trade has been in business for over 30 years. We have an experienced team of procurement specialists to assist you with your enquiry, we have a strong presence with suppliers and can often negotiate discounted prices for the goods you are wishing to procure. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service.
6.2 Does the quote your company provide us, include the Tariff Code, Customs Duty percentage, Marine Insurance, and freight cost to avoid customs clearance delays?
Yes, we pride ourselves in delivering the information correct the first time and for easy reference we supply you with a quote that includes all the above.
The clearing agent acts on behalf of the shipper (importer or exporter depending on the INCO Terms) and arranges for the customs clearances of the imported goods.
The role entails:
No, Holler Trade can pay and claim the VAT on your behalf.
Yes, your goods will be insured by Holler Trade's marine insurance policy.
Separate insurance cover will need to be taken out for direct purchase* as they will not fall under Holler Trade's marine policy
* If you have bought and paid directly from a supplier but require Holler Trade to ship your goods.