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XDS Solutions – helping businesses safeguard their export journey

05 April 2017  
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Export document provider, XDS Solutions of Chelmsford, prides itself on being  perfectly placed to share its depth of knowledge as an Institute corporate member.

Thanks to its team of import/export compliance experts, the company is actively improving the efficiency of SONCAP and SASO documentation for British businesses. These are the mandatory certificates of conformity, without which exports are not granted clearance through Nigerian and Saudi customs respectively.

The businesses specialises in helping exporters navigate the Middle East and African Conformity Assessment Programmes, and offers exporters a one-stop tailored service.  Each client has a personal account manager to guide them through the mandatory Conformity Assessment Programmes required for successful import into the Middle East and Africa. This includes organising Country of Origin certification and product testing. 

The result, according to XDS existing clients, is a hugely simplified process that safeguards their supply chain; with minimised delays, more transparent costs and streamlined clearance.

XDS Solutions Director, Chantelle Rowe said: “Traditional routes to Nigerian SONCAP and SASO certification are renowned for being slow and frustrating. With the whole process historically dogged by complex web based forms.  Many British firms find that international trade expansion is impeded as a result. By taking an active role in the Institute, we are able to let fellow members know that this need not be the case.”

“We have a shared purpose with the IOE&IT to help British businesses tap into the huge potential of these vital markets. With Saudi imports continually on the rise, the Middle East is where many exporters are focusing their attention. However, the learning curve is incredibly steep.  Our compliance knowledge and the Institute’s support, expertise and international trade qualifications will be fundamental to businesses hoping to succeed there.”

IOE&IT members can register for a free customs clearance audit from XDS. You can speak to an expert compliance advisor about your business the products you ship, the markets you ship to - and the customs clearance challenges you face.

You will receive a tailored customs audit report, which will be full of recommendations to help remove the stress of Certificates of Conformity, Country of Origin Certification, product testing and translations. It also offers tips to help make sure that your shipment’s SASO or Nigerian SONCAP export documentation is spot on, before leaving the warehouse.

Institute of Export & International Trade director general, Lesley Batchelor OBE, said: “Companies that help British businesses master export compliance, speed up the process and reduce costs in territories they might have thought a little too challenging are very important. They are promoting and encouraging a truly global view in times of a renewed international agenda.”

For more information on XDS Solutions go to www.xds-solutions.com.