SLI enables freight forwarder
or agent chosen by the exporter to be the acting agent of the shipment. All shipping questions and actions regarding insurances, customs and post carriers are communicated to the freight forwarder. Post this, the responsibility of the shipment is on the freight forwarder during transit from origin country to the final destination country.
This document delegates authority to the freight forwarder or agent, as per the logistic partner, to act on behalf of the exporter. Without SLI, the logistic partner will not be aware of the details of the shipment, thus, delaying the process and leading to challenges in customs.