How To Prepare For An International Lab Relocation

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Posted On  26th Apr 2023
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International lab relocations can be a daunting process. With so many moving parts involved, it's essential to have a solid plan in place to ensure a smooth and successful move. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps to prepare for an international lab relocation.

Step 1: Find an International Relocation Service Provider

First, start by finding a service provider who can help you with the move. Look for a company with experience in international lab relocations. They should be able to guide you through the entire process and avoid potential pitfalls.

Step 2: Create a Commercial Invoice

Next, create a commercial invoice with detailed information about the items being shipped, including a brief description, the value and country of origin of each item being shipped. It's essential to ensure that the information on the invoice is accurate to avoid any delays in customs clearance.

Step 3: Book International Freight

The next step is to book international freight for your lab equipment. This could include air or ocean freight. Your service provider should be able to help you find the best rates and shipping options for your specific needs. Additionally, your service provider will organize a team of trained technicians to appropriately pack and prepare your items for shipping. Once the goods are ready for shipping the provider will organize delivery to the appropriate airport terminal / sea port.

Step 4: Customs Clearance

Once your lab equipment arrives at its destination, it will need to go through customs clearance. Your service provider should be able to handle this process for you, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is in order and that your equipment is cleared for delivery.

Step 5: Release from Cargo Terminal

After customs clearance, your lab equipment will be released from the cargo terminal. Your service provider should provide any charges that require payment in order for your shipment to be released. These fees may include: terminal handling fees, duties and taxes, or VAT.

Step 6: Delivery

Finally, your service provider should arrange for a team of trained technicians to deliver the shipment to your agreed upon location. These technicians will place all items in your desired location and remove any debris if requested.

In conclusion, with the right service provider and a solid plan, an international lab relocation can be a successful process. Follow these steps to ensure a smooth move. Contact us to learn more.

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