Why Importer of Record is Important for you?

Posted on February 25, 2020

The Importer of Record (IOR) is the responsible party for the imported product into a country from a foreign country. The IOR is legally liable for payment of duties, taxes and fees and compliance with customs and other government agency regulations pertaining to imported product. The IOR is also responsible for product liability. The IOR may be the party who is buying or receiving the imported goods, or an interested party in the transaction who has the right to make entry under the customs regulations such as a customs broker.

Companies who make more than one shipment per year into a country and/or utilizing distributors or online market places such as AMAZON or Alibaba, should consider using an independent Dedicated Importer of Record (IOR) for their IOR services instead of a customs brokerage or master distributor

Here’s what an independent Dedicated IOR like COVUE can do for you.

Perform compliance assessment

COVUE will ensure that the shipment complies will all Japan compliance prior to shipping avoiding any delay in delivery. This can also include PSE inspections requirements or additional.

Provide storage and warehousing

In case you need temporary storage and warehousing services or wish to fulfil your Japan order from a central location, COVUE offers an array of integrated solutions.

Maintain records

IOR companies like COVUE will keep all the documentation referred to your cargo’s shipment for the time stipulated.


At Covue, we are more than just an IOR service provider. We act as your virtual subsidiary, providing independent control of distributors and end-customer. This avoids potential problems when assigning your distribution licenses to a distributor. We capable of supporting importer of record services for most products including.

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