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Mantova Export has constantly improved its practical and professional
advice regarding all issues related to the foreign trade which could daily occur:
Mantova Export offers to the associated Companies its advice concerning the best
insurance against goods damaging risks during shipments.
A credit insurance allows the Companies to be more competitive, when they are
going to negotiate payment conditions. Mantova Export has stipulated a
convention with SIAC (Società Italiana Assicurazione Crediti = Italian Credit
Insurance Company) and Banca Agricola Mantovana, in order to grant preferential
terms to their Members.
_ DOCUMENTS FOR FOREIGN COUNTRIES
INVOICES – PACKING LISTS
They are the basic documents for exporting Companies, therefore they have to be
learnt by the Companies, especially in case of Letter of Credits or shipments to
Certificates of origin, EUR1, EUR2, ATR1, certificates relating to plant health,
long-term origin statements are only some examples of documents used in foreign
trade; Mantova Export offers a comprehensive advice in order to assure a correct
drawing up of the same certificates.
_ INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS
SUGGESTIONS REFERRED TO A CONTRACTS DRAFT DRAWING UP
To draw up a good contract (agency, distributorship agreements etc.), it is
necessary to contact a lawyer; if it is the case, Mantova Export is able to
suggest how to face a first discussion with the other Party.
SUGGESTIONS AS FIRST GUIDANCE
Mantova Export can transmit to its Members the experience from other situations
similar to the concerned Member’s situation.
_ ITALIAN & EC-CUSTOMS
Mantova Export offers a specialistic advice concerning Intrastat acting as a
support, even if complex situations occur.
AUTHORIZATIONS – PROHIBITIONS – DUTIES
Mantova Export informs about existing authorizations or prohibitions regarding
import, export, duties, excise taxes and other taxes, in Italy or in foreign
Mantova Export offers a specialistic advice concerning all customs dossiers as
well as different necessary documents; temporary imports and exports (also
related to processings), ATA carnets, customs-free re-importations, triangular
CUSTOMS ITEMS (COMBINED NOMENCLATURE)
Mantova Export helps its Members to find the combined nomenclature suited to
_ INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTS
PLANNING / COSTS
Mantova Export helps its associated Companies to plan the freight and to verify
a freight costs incidence on the price of the goods; this allows DDU/CIP price
lists to be easier calculated, including freight costs (a common practice in
CMR & FCR documents, Bill of Ladings, etc...
Mantova Export offers a comprehensive advice concerning international
transports, also regarding procedures in case of damaged goods or other claims.
REASONS FOR AND AGAINST ANY PAYMENT CONDITIONS
There are different payment conditions utilized in international trade. It is
necessary to know advantages and disadvantages related to them, in order to
defend opinions towards a foreign interlocutor and not to jeopardize a good
offer utilizing improper payment conditions.
CORRECT LETTER OF CREDITS HANDLING
The Letter of Credit can really be a risk-free kind of payment, provided that
its different aspects are well-know and well-handled. A good handling of a
Letter of Credit is the difference between a money collection with no problems
and a need of starting a legal action for a rights recognition.
_ PRODUCTS CERTIFICATION
Mantova Export supplies its Members with copies regarding EC-provisions as well
as advice, in order to interpret the same provisions.
Authorized laboratories, certifying bodies, implementation legislations are
among the terms which shall become usual terms, if a products certification is
considered. Mantova Export helps its Members in this labyrinth of rules, where a
knowledge is the difference between paying reasonable or unreasonable costs.
Mantova Export gives first guidance suggestions to its Members who face the
complex matter related to a products certification, for the first time.
Mantova Export puts addresses of laboratories and certification bodies
authorized by the competent Authorities at its Members’ disposal.
TRAINING OF OVERSEAS OFFICE PERSONNEL
Once there are doubts or when it is necessary to get immediate information, the
overseas office personnel of our associated Companies can find a daily
professional support by Mantova Export officers. Our officers are also in a
position to do personalized teaching courses (lasting one or two hours), in
order to improve the training of the personnel being involved in foreign trade
HOW TO PLAN PROCEDURES CONCERNING THE FOREIGN TRADE
"I would like to export, what can I do?". Mantova Export gives personalized
suggestions concerning the different existing methods.
_ FINANCIAL ASPECT
SUGGESTIONS FOR A FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TOWARDS FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Mantova Export gives useful suggestions in order to achieve this aim.
Mantova Export is a support for its Members in order to choose the best
safeguard of its Members’ interests.
Mantova Export supports its associated Companies in credit recoveries,
explaining the different possibilities existing in the market.
_ CURRENCY ASPECT
Notwithstanding a rules simplifying dated 1988, the personnel in charge of
foreign trade shall know the currency laws; our officers are always at our
members’ disposal, in order to give details about this matter.
STATISTICAL CURRENCY COMMUNICATIONS (CVS)
Therefore, a knowledge of the performances is necessary in order to avoid an
information default, having unpleasant mistakes as a result.
Updated information regarding all EC-rules being of interest for our Members.
Mantova Export offers its advice related to all financial EC-instruments
available for the Companies.