What is the difference between Customs Clearing & Freight Forwarding?
Customs clearing is the process of completing Customs formalities necessary to allow goods to be imported or exported to or from a country. This includes payment of all legislated taxes (Customs and VAT) as well as fulfillment of the requirements of other government departments such as Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries, Health, Trade & Industry and Transport (Maritime and Aviation).
Freight Forwarding is a service provided by specialist Logistics Service Providers (Freight Forwarders) for arranging importing or exporting of goods by Sea, Air or Land on behalf of their customers, from point of origin to final destination.
Freight Forwarders use established relationships with Air, Sea and Land Carriers to ensure the best trade-off between speed, reliability and cost whilst fulfilling customer requirements.