Difference between Exporter, Shipper and Consignor


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Difference between Exporter, Shipper and Consignor copyExporter  is a person or a company authorized by government agency to move the goods out of the border of a country. The value of goods is received from the overseas buyer by the exporter, as he is the ‘seller’ of goods. Also the accountability of exported goods by government of the exporter’s country is entrusted with the exporter. Exporter receives export order against goods to be exported.

Shipper is a person or a company ships the goods, whose details are mentioned in the shipping documents. It can be an exporter who procures the goods or manufacturer of goods. The shipper need not be a registered exporter. The shipper can be a freight forwarder also who transfer the goods to main carriers for on carriage.

Consignor is a person or a company who consigns the goods. The consignor also can be a seller who sells the goods in domestic market. If a consignment is moved to a foreign country, the consignor acts as an exporter or shipper.  You can also read Difference between importer and Consignee 

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Omoyinmi Adeyemi : How is a consignor expected to account for a consignment account when the sales is rendered in a foreign currency?

Haresh Sangar : I have gone through your website which is very useful to understand the Import / Export processes, documentations and much more. I am working with the container shipping MNC & associated to prepare project report subjecting “Define the Import and Export process from the shipper/consignee perspective”. In this regards, would like to know the any literature, statistical data , analysis reports , government skims supporting to import / export on specific subject only out of India on paid services ? Would be glad to hear from your side...

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