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International Operating Procedure (IOP)

The International Operating Procedure (IOP) is a standard set of procedures used by a shipping company or freight forwarder to ensure efficient and consistent operations for international shipments. The IOP typically outlines specific steps for handling tasks such as customs clearance, cargo packing and labeling, documentation, and transportation, among others, in accordance with the relevant international trade regulations. The purpose of the IOP is to ensure a seamless, cost-effective and compliant shipping process for all parties involved.