We hereby would like to brief you how to become effective and fruitful on our efforts to import lighters for international buyers based on the major issues outline below:
Delivery & Shipment
Gas Lighter is classified as dangerous cargo (DC Cargo) and thus it can only be delivered by land and marine transport and strictly prohibited to ship by air as it is consider an explosive and hazardous product.
Below is the gas lighter classification:
HS Code: 96131000 (Pocket Lighter, Gas-Fuelled & Non-Refillable).
IMCO Code: 2.1
UN No: 1057
Flashpoint: 60 Degree Fahrenheit.
For international shipment it must be shipped on minimum 1×20’ FCL container regardless of how many quantity of gas lighters you stuff into the container, simply it is classified as DC cargo. The ocean freight is usually 2 to 3 times higher than general cargo. It depends on the availability and frequencies of vessels to the destination port.
Generally 1×20’ FCL contains approximately 1.0 million pieces of lighter!
The procedures of getting a quotation of sea-freight is required the logistics forwarder to get the approval of the destination’s port authority before grating us the estimate cost incur for the shipment plus the standard documentation fees inclusively. This process will take about 2 weeks or more subject to the port’s authority response as per our request.
However, if your port or trans-shipment ports’ authorities refuse to accept DC cargo due to certain safety reasons, this means you are not able to import gas lighter subject to those issues have been resolved. This takes time, and something may take up even months!
Please Check Are Below Requirements Mandatory?
1) ISO-9994 International Safety Standard
2) Child-Resistant (CR) System
Please find out the above are there mandatory in your country?
If you answer id YES, then we will furnish you relevance documents so as you can import your cargo into your country without much hassle.
TAX & Import Duties
In addition, import duties and taxes may be levied once a shipment reaches your country. Please pay those costs directly to the delivery agents or the customs office upon delivery. Policies on those taxes vary in each country. We have no control over those charges. Please contact the customs office in your country before write in to contact us for query.
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