FAQS

What is an Importer of record?

Yes, a lot of entities can act as the IOR service provider including the owner, consignee, and buyer.

Is the shipper the Importer of record?

Yes, if you ship your goods under DDP, the shipper also could act as the importer of record.

Who can act as Importer of record?

Yes, a lot of entities can act as the IOR service provider including the owner, consignee, and buyer.

Is consignee the same as importer of record?

No, the consignee is not the same as the importer of record in general. However, the consignee can act as the IOR.

Who is Importer of record under DDP?

The IOR service provider in a DDP shipment is the non resident importer of the products.

Does the Importer of record need to be the owner of the goods?

No, until the end user picks up the shipped products at the entry port, the IOR is the temporary owner.

What is IOR solution used for?

When a company wants to import goods into a country where it has no representation, it hires an importer of record. 

What information must be provided in order to receive a quote for the IOR solution?
  • Company name & location.
  • Product description, weight, and dimensions.
  • HS code of each product
  • Value of the product
  • pickup address,
  • delivery address,
  • country of origin,
  • data sheet
What are the responsibilities of an IOR?
  • Filing the appropriate paperwork, licenses, and permits for the items.
  • Verifying that shipments comply with import laws in the country of destination.
  • Paying for all the applicable taxes, tariffs, and other charges.
What is IOR number?

An IOR number is a special number that the government of the country you are importing to the IOR service provider.

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How to apply for Importer of record?

One must apply for an IOR number and pay a fee in order to become an importer of record.

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