Grow your Amazon business into new countries using TecEx’s Importer of Record & Logistics service. We act as your Importer of Record & manage all customs clearance, import compliance and logistics obstacles, giving you the time to focus on expanding your Amazon business worldwide.
Amazon’s FBA service does many things, but helping you import your goods into the destination country and acting as the Importer of Record (IOR) on the import documents is not one of them.
On their website, Amazon has stated that they will not act as an IOR for any FBA inventory imported into any country, regardless of the shipment value or size. Therefore, anyone wanting to send goods to a foreign Amazon fulfilment centre (or any other third-party fulfilment provider) needs to appoint an Importer of Record.
Having a knowledgeable and professional IOR is important in any foreign trade deal. Leaving the IOR fields blank on your import documentation or failing to comply with any import compliance rules will result in a failed shipment – your goods may be seized, returned to their origin, or disposed of, all at your own cost.
Being an Importer of Record (IOR) does not merely mean having a trading entity or foreign tax registration in the destination country. It involves taking on a whole host of responsibilities that must be satisfied with absolute certainty for every shipment. The IOR ensures that each import complies with local laws and regulations, files declarations, and makes payments for the associated fees, import duties and taxes.
Local laws and regulations could require the IOR to be audited for any transactions that it has been party to for up to 7 years after the import is complete.
TecEx’s Importer of Record service relieves Amazon E-Commerce stores from the multitude of import risks above. In addition to acting as the IOR for your shipment, TecEx will:
We understand that our clients need to minimise costs and guarantee on-time delivery, in order to maintain stock levels in the fulfilment centers. TecEx facilitates thousands of shipments worldwide using our strong relationships with international carriers (e.g., DHL and FedEx) to offer our clients the most affordable freight and courier rates, as well as lightning-fast delivery times.