Half the battle of launching a new product is the product development process, and the potential time and money that can be lost by mis-judging the customs compliance requirements of your target market.
All too often product designers, manufacturers and/or distributors leave customs compliance questions until too late in the product development process.
Adding unnecessary time, increasing budget and delaying time to market.
Instead, fast track international expansion, by working with XDS Solutions and using these 3 simple steps:
#1 Early Evaluation
Initial early evaluations should take place right at the start of the product development process. This means you can ensure your new product complies with mandatory, regulatory requirements. No nasty surprises later, and no delays in your product launch.
The last thing you want is to have to go back to the drawing board with your new product. This is the danger if you sign off the prototype, and move into manufacture before the product testing process begins.
Instead, pre-test your early prototype. Thus, side stepping non-conformities before you begin production and enabling you to use the test results for your certification and customs compliance.
#3 Regulatory Check
You may plan to sell your new product in particular countries or geographical locations. But will these markets pass your product through customs?
Early consideration of your intended product distribution can highlight regulatory challenges and ensure the shortest possible time to market.
How we can help
At XDS Solutions we offer a number of services to help you address the customs compliance challenges of expanding into the Middle East and Africa, enabling you to take full advantage of this growing market.
Our expert Account Managers personally manage every step of your export compliance journey. From initial product testing to the mandatory certificates required for successful customs clearance. Putting their specialist knowledge of the latest regulatory requirements relating to customs compliance into the Middle East and Africa to use for you.
We’re proud to work with export teams from a wide range of industries, from start-up businesses to blue-chip multinationals.
Register today for our free CUSTOMS CLEARANCE AUDIT. It’s a chance to speak to one of our expert compliance advisors, discuss your business, the product in development, the markets you intend to ship to, and the customs clearance challenges you’ll face.
You’ll receive a tailored Customs Audit Report, which will be full of recommendations to help remove the hassle of Certificates of Conformity, Country of Origin Certification, product testing and translations. As well as tips to help make sure that your product design, prototype testing, production and market launch process is as streamlined and cost effective as possible.