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Asia Distribution Optimization

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APL Logistics optimizes customers’ Asia distribution for supply chain efficiency and FTA application.

Customer Overview
  • Leading apparel and accessories retailer operating more than 1,000 retail stores, mainly in North America and Asia
  • Vertical/Commodity: Retail/Apparel and Accessory
  • Services: China inbound customs Brokerage and trucking
  • Tight time window for customer clearance to meet customer’s speed-to-market requirement
  • Complex China import customs process
  • HTS Code Classification for China import merchandise
  • Challenges to obtain accurate and complete documents from customer’s vendors to comply with Customs’ documentation requirements
  • Long lead time from sample pickup to obtain CIQ certificate for the merchandise
Apl Logistics Solutions
  • Maintain master data of HS codes, and perform HS classification 14 days before cargo ready date
  • Docs pre-check at origins
  • China FTA implementation
  • CIQ process optimization
  • Improved HS code classification accuracy and efficiency
  • Improved documentation accuracy
  • Duty savings from Free Trade Agreement (FTA) application
  • CIQ process optimization, shortening the lead time from sample pickup to CIQ result available for 7
    working days