Steps to take before you export goods and services from Iran
Potential exporters of goods and services form Iran have to pay attention to subtle issues before taking any step, which could lead to a loss in human and financial resources. To become a professional exporter, one needs to be futuristic, have good planning skills, and be familiar with trade techniques and consumer culture in the countries of destination. You need to take the following steps if you want to export products from Iran.
Marketing is the first and most important measure to be taken by a potential exporter. The exporters have to be familiar with the market of the country of destination and try to learn how to compete with local and foreign competitors in that country. One way to be informed of what is going on in other markets is to read official economic and trade reports, participate in international exhibitions, contact commercial attaches and envoys at the embassies and chambers of commerce, and use international consulting companies. In the meantime, the exporters have to learn about the quality of products produced by their rivals in the target markets. Exporters also need to use modern advertising methods to market their goods and services. You can access a file of information here about how to approach international marketing.
The exporter has to send a proforma invoice, containing details about the products and seller, to the buyer. To see a sample proforma invoice you can click here.
The exporter has to prepare good packaging for his/her products. To receive advice on how to package a product you could here or call +982122662653.
The customs value includes the price of product in the country of origin; costs of insurance, shipment, letter of credit; fees payable for using trademark rights; and other costs before the exported product reaches the first customs office. To see the tariffs of each product you can visit this site.
The exporter has to obtain legal permits if required, from the Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade; Agriculture Ministry; Health Ministry; and National Standard Organization. To receive detailed information in this regard you can call +982122662611.
Declaration at Customs Office
After the shipment reaches the Customs Office in Iran, the exporter is given a declaration. The packages will then be sealed and the exporter receives the permit to export its products.
Shipment and Insurance Contracts
The exporter should sign contracts with a reputable international company to transport the products and insure the shipment.
Inspection of Shipment
The exporter should obtain an inspection certificate upon a request from the buyer. The certificate will be issued by an entity both the exporter and importer have agreed up on.
Invoice and Certificate of Origin
The exporter should also prepare an invoice and get it confirmed in the chamber of commerce. Before issuing the certificate of origin, the chamber requests a copy of the customs permit, transport documents, and invoice. Please note that the exporter can currently receive the certificate of origin online. For more information, please visit the chamber’s website.
The exporter must submit the certificate of origin to the shipment company, which will then issue the bill of lading and ship the products.