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United States Importers: Upgrade Your Business with Current Data


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Being in the import business, and sustaining a consistent performance record regarding profits is not an easy task. It involves being up to date with the current business data. This article deals with raising awareness amongst all the USA importers to upgrade their business with current data. The importers in USA will benefit tremendously from this as the USA Importer Trade Data reports is an excellent tool to help Indian export companies find active, genuine importers.

Import data can be compiled from the bill of lading, sometimes referred to as a BOL, or B/L, is a document issued by a carrier to a shipper, acknowledging that specified goods have been received on board as cargo for conveyance to a named place for delivery to the consignee who is usually identified. A bill of lading can be used as a trading object. The standard short form bill of lading is evidence of the contract of carriage of goods and it serves a number of purposes. Name of the shipping company, the flag of nationality, the shipper's name, the order and notify party, description of goods, gross/net weight; and freight rate/measurements and weighing of goods/total freight are parts of a BL. The shipping manifest of the USA importers filed with USA Customs at USA Ports is of importance as well. It is filed at USA Customs before a cargo enters a USA port. It is available on any product exported by sea to all US Ports.

Data includes USA Importer name, address and overseas suppliers’ name, address making it a very powerful tool to promote a business. The data fields should contain the US consignee name, address, telephone number, fax no. US Notify party name, address, telephone, fax no along with the US bankers’ and suppliers’ name, address, telephone, faxes are of paramount importance. The date of arrival showcases when the good was imported. The actual product description as entered in the bill of lading should be maintained. This will help the future customers to know what kind of goods the importers in USA deal with . The quantity imported, the unit of quantity, measurement, overseas country where goods are coming from, overseas port, bill of lading no, container no, seal no, voyage no, vessel no, and many more data fields should be updated to woo more exporters.

Exporters always are in need of a database where they can get information regarding which import company to sell goods to. This demands the USA importer to maintain an updated list of import data. A complete report maintained by the USA importers can always impress sellers.


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