Exporting Flooring to Virgin Islands and Aruba
The global economy is starting to show with their hard earned dollars that consumers prefer to do business with exporters of hardwood flooring from the United States due to the quality and price of the products that are being put out to the public.
Choosing an exporter is the biggest decision that you can make when considering remodeling using hardwood flooring in your home. When choosing an exporter, consider the following:
- Reputation of the exporter. How long have they been in business? Do they have any complaints filed against them currently or have they in the past? Have past problems been resolved?
- Where are they getting their products from? Some exporters from the United States are not getting their products from the United States so you have to do your research on the exporter before choosing to do business with them. Honestly, you want to do business with exporters that are buying from the United States and not from China or Indonesia. The reason for this is that chemicals that have been found in flooring from these countries is dangerous if you are exposed to it long term.
- What are they charging for shipping versus their competition? Do you really want to pay extra to have your flooring shipped to you? Shop around and find the best priced exporter with the best reputation.
- How much do you have to buy to qualify for shipping? Most exporters require that you order an entire shipping container of hardwood flooring in order for them to ship to you. If this is the case, can you partner with others that require flooring in order to get your shipment to you faster? Otherwise you may have to wait for your exporter to have a big enough shipment heading to your location.
One consideration that should be taken into account is the tax amount that you have to pay locally when your shipment gets to your location in Aruba or the Virgin Islands. That added cost needs to be put into your flooring budget. An experienced exporter will be able to tell you how much this will add to your shipment and how to process works.
How will your exporter be shipping your order and how will they ensure safe delivery? Experienced exporters have weekly shipments and wrap your order in UV protected shrink wrap to protect from the elements or damage during shipment.
Customs is always a factor that should be considered when choosing an exporter because inexperienced export companies will not have experience in dealing with customs and what problems could arise in the customs process.
Import Regulations for the Virgin Islands
The following are prohibited from being imported into the Virgin Islands:
- Drugs and narcotics
- Counterfeit items
- Cultural artifacts
- Explosive materials
Hardwood flooring from the United States is permissible so long as it has not been tampered with and passes testing through Customs.
The next consideration is what the import duty rate is into a country and how much that will increase the expense of your shipment. Check with a reputable export company in the United States that will be able to give you an accurate percentage rate.
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