FAQ

ARE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT ISSUES DIFFERENT THAN DOMESTIC ONES?

International logistics regulations are historically more complex than ever. Our U.S. Customs Brokers help your firm maintain compliance with regulatory agencies preventing costly penalties and enhance Global Trade Management results.

RISK MANAGEMENT – HOW CAN YOU HELP ME?

Companies that demonstrate “Reasonable Care” to U.S. Customs reduce financial risk and are more apt to avoid fines, penalties and excessive cargo inspections by U.S. or Canada Customs.
Franklin’s staff of licensed U.S. Customs Brokers – compliance consultants – can enhance compliance management and reduce the risk of financial penalties. Compliance reviews and compliance training are available.

OUR FIRM IS UNDERGOING AN AUDIT BY US CUSTOMS – CAN YOU HELP?

Franklin Global Strategies’ team of experts and licensed U.S. Customs Brokers can assist your firm through the audit process to a best possible outcome. Additionally, we advise how to safely participate in Global Commerce – monitoring regulatory compliance.. 7501 post entry audit can demonstrate “Reasonable Care”.

DO YOU PROVIDE ON-LINE REPORTING SERVICES?

Our web-based data management reporting provides an overview of all logistics activity according to your unique circumstances. Other on-line reports are available advising your best logistics choices for specific shipments. Additional reports insure you that your shipping department and your vendors comply with your logistics strategies.

WHAT ARE INCOTERMS?

“Incoterms” is an abbreviation for International Commercial Terms – a set of eleven internationally recognized rules, published by the International Chamber of Commerce, which specify the obligations of sellers and buyers in international commercial transactions. Incoterms are commonly used to clearly communicate the tasks, costs, and risks, associated with an international trade transaction. The Incoterms determine who is responsible for the cost of freight, documentary requirements, clearance of the goods for export or import, and insurance, as well as state the specific point in the shipping process where the risk of loss or damage is transferred.

HOW MUCH CAN MY COMPANY SAVE WITH YOUR FREIGHT AUDIT SERVICES?

On average, our clients save over $6.00 per freight bill audited/paid. Last year our clients saved millions of dollars.

WHAT KIND OF COMPANIES TYPICALLY USE YOUR SERVICE?

Any company that is involved in shipping or receiving goods, domestically or internationally – regardless of size or location can benefit from our services.

WHERE IS FRANKLIN GLOBAL STRATEGIES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS LOCATED?

Near Buffalo, New York.

HOW LONG HAS FRANKLIN GLOBAL STRATEGIES BEEN IN BUSINESS?

We were founded in 1969.

WHY WOULD I NEED TO USE THE SERVICES OF A FREIGHT-TRANSPORTATION-LOGISTICS COMPANY?

Achieving the cost efficient movement of freight can be extremely complex. Carrier charges vary considerably. Our freight logistics management consultants are seasoned global trade professionals with extensive training, knowledge and experience selecting and negotiating with all freight transportation modes (import and export also) for our clients.