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Old 08-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by PR-Giants View Post
I've been doing this for over 20 years and it's never once been predictable.
We have Homeland Security, FDA, Dept of Agri and if that's not enough there's the Tax Dept. Any one or all four can do inspections and some are just random inspections, and they can do it at any time during the process. A driver can get in line in the morning and might not get to the front before they close, if that happens on a friday then there's 3 more days of fees until monday.

Being able to predict the things that are completely random takes a very special talent. .
You just have to consider these costs in your expenses when you plan the operation. We have also inspections in the port of loading and its not predictable but we are always prepared for this. We have a special person that works only in the port and helps to make the process faster. Otherwise the container will not be loaded to the vessel and we will have additional expenses for conection, changing of papers and some fines
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