Heavy Equipment Guys

Buying equipment overseas and shipping it to North America

Just because the economy has opened up, it has led to doing business without much restriction all over the world. The world has shrunk to a larger extent when it comes to doing business internationally. This means a person located in Singapore can easily manage his daily business affairs that he has spread across several countries. Many small time businesses who were not able to grow in the domestic market suddenly became successful as they were allowed to trade overseas. The businesses that did not have many takers in the domestic market were able to benefit a lot once the overseas doors were open to them. Heavy equipment manufacturing companies that were founded in America have now spread their wings in many countries and are operating from there. So let’s say if you need a specific machine that is perhaps not manufactured in the US, it gets shipped from some other country and the order is met.

The reason why many heavy equipment companies have switched their manufacturing units from US to other countries is they get cheap labor and cheap facility as compared to US. Since they get everything so cheap and yet come out with supreme quality product is one of the prime reasons why they have moved their offices to other countries. It does not certainly means that they do not have any manufacturing units left in US. It is just that they are hedging their profits by having separate units all over the world. Other than that, they can also meet the demand of the construction industry of the country they are currently located in without having to spend more money in shipping the item from some other country. One more reason why it makes sense to produce heavy equipment in a country having cheap labor and ship it to US is the end product will cost far lesser than what it would have been if it was produced in the US.

Import and export restriction needs to be analyzed:-

Every country has some restrictions on the import and export of materials and so does US. All you need to do before you place an order outside US is contact the customs and inform them of the heavy equipment that you want to import. Check the restrictions that they have and what you can do to clear them by following the law of the land. The cleaning the quarantine department may pose some kind of problem to you as they will not want foreign germs and bacteria that is usually found in the soil and remains stuck to the tires of the machine. They might ask you to come along with certified heavy equipment cleaner who will clean the stuff and then you can take the machine.

Update yourself on taxes and duties:-

When you order heavy equipment from overseas, you are liable to pay certain tax and duties on the item. You need to update yourself on those duties. Get in touch with a professional customs dealer who will inform you about it and you can be prepared for your next move.

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