In order for an import to be successful, careful planning of the aspects surrounding the whole process is necessary. When this planning is done correctly, the company can reduce costs and risks. Therefore, there is no room for improvisation and last-minute decisions.
Let's talk a bit about import planning, what should be considered and what care should be taken during this process. Check it out:
It is essential to organise all the necessary documents for importation. When well planned, the risks of fines and delays are minimized or even avoided. This is one of the most important parts for import planning, given the excessive bureaucracy that involves this activity here in Brazil.
The import planning involving the tax issue aims to study which taxation regimes will be most advantageous for the process. Through various analyses it is possible to identify, in some cases, the possibility of tax exemption for imported goods. This contributes to reducing costs, speeding up the process and ensuring that transactions are made within the law.
The logistic planning is responsible for identifying and selecting the best suppliers - both of services and goods - and which will be the best modals and routes for transporting the imported items. In addition to performing these fundamental activities for the operation, this planning also contributes to negotiate at fair prices and reduce the total time of the import process.
Financial analyses and analyses of the total costs of the process are also fundamental in import planning. It is these analyses that will make the survey of costs inherent to the import, how much the company needs to have and also make studies of which are the best ways to finance the imports, seeking the best interest rates and exchange - which contributes even more to increase the viability of this operation and make the company can practice competitive prices in the domestic market.
Although many companies rely on customs brokers to assist with the clearance of cargo and its removal, managers should be aware of what procedures need to be performed until the cargo is fully cleared.
In addition to this understanding, it helps to monitor the status of the goods and what remains to be done in order for the process to be finalized, it allows more effective action plans to be drawn up if any issues do not occur as previously planned.
When the import planning is carried out in advance, in a careful manner and with strategic thinking, it is possible - besides taking the necessary care with regard to documentation and compliance with legal requirements - to obtain cost reduction, greater efficiency and, in some cases, even a reduction in the waiting time for cargo release.
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