Overseas removals are always complicated. There is very little you can do as there are too many variables and different regulations, multiple parties and a painstakingly long process. Whether you ship by sea or consider air cargo, you have to go through customs. You have to deal with the exports laws in your own country and the imports laws of the destination country. You have to be prepared to deal with surprises during overseas removals. It is not a given that you will have an unpleasant experience. Not all surprises are overwhelming. Some can be simply resolved by the overseas removals company. Some would need your intervention. The intervention may be necessary because of some charges or it could be about something you have to authorise so the overseas removals company can take the appropriate action.
The reason why you should be prepared to deal with surprises during overseas removals is quite simple. What is not simple is assessing the entire scope of surprises. For instance, you may have issues with the tonnage of your goods. It is not uncommon for people to be dealt a surprise when the entire consignment is weighed at the port. It could be a seaport or an airport. It is necessary for you to weigh all your goods. You should weigh each and every large item and small item. You should weigh every carton and box. It is necessary to have a holistic understanding of the entire tonnage and you should be precise. Despite such an attempt and regardless of how specific and meticulous you have been in this process, it is quite possible the weight would be off by a few kilograms, possibly more than that, when the consignment is weighed by the people dealing with the cargo.
Overseas removals companies should assist you every step of the way but even then you may have some surprises. Just as tonnage is an issue, the exports and imports regulations may also throw up a few surprises. You may find that a certain item is an issue or you may have to pay more in customs duties than what you had been told. Such issues are common during overseas removals. You have to be mentally and financially prepared so you can deal with them without getting worked up. Your overseas removals company should be able to provide you a comprehensive guide, detailing what to expect and what to prepare for.