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How to handle transportation and costums costs in international trade?

Pouya Maleki
on 3/19/13, 8:00 AM 5,998 views

this question was originally posted in 2009 in the forum, with no answer:

And there is a more realistic case for companies doing import/export: Two manufacturers send goods in a truck, this means two supplier invoices. The company gets one invoice from a foreign transportation company and one from a domestic transportation company. The company gets one more invoice from the agency that handles customs paper work. Altogether 2 invoices from the manufacturers share the costs of the 3 other invoices. These costs have to be distributed among the stockable products of the manufacturers' invoices and cost prices adjusted accordingly.

How to handle this?

Why should the products from domestic share cost of foreign company? Just do the calculation: cost price for domestic, cost price for foreign (including customs/agent), add them together and divide by amount of product (assuming both manufacturers make same product).

on 3/19/13, 12:56 PM

But what about the invoicing, I have an Invoice from supplier, transport company, customs costs and tariff , Import Taxes and clearance service. My problem is in accounting. I should enter my taxes differently for each of them and their expenses should go to different accounts.

Pouya Maleki
on 3/21/13, 6:57 AM

FYI now there is a new module in OpenERP version 8 -stock_landed_costs


Kevin McMenamin

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Kevin McMenamin
On 4/2/13, 7:25 PM

we have built a shipment_costing module which does the above (plus more) but it is at V6 level - happy to share but I doubt we will be upgrading to V7 soon, so if someone else has a solution for V7 then go with that.

OT but: why wouldn't you port to v7? don't you think your Module is good anymore?, too difficult? no resources available? I am trying to figure out what is being wrong between v7 and (all) the 'community' modules not being available. I think people using v6 can not stick with that forever so what will be the solution? Almost seems there soon might be a fork project of OE like 'v6 continued'. Don't get me wrong: I am not criticizing anything here, just trying to understand the situation & motivation of contributers.

on 4/2/13, 10:31 PM

Shipment costing goes to the very core of the application - deals with purchasing/receipting/accounting. We ended up with a significant module as our client had quite complex requirements. We will upgrade to V7 at some point, but I estimate about 10d of effort so will have to wait until we have a spare resource or a customer who will pay.

Solnet Solutions Limited, Kevin McMenamin
on 4/2/13, 11:08 PM

would love to see this for v7... maybe all the interested parties on this module could chip in and round up a fair sum to make this possible...

Niklaus Hartmann
on 5/4/13, 12:04 PM

i sure would chip in if we could round up enough people interested.

Niklaus Hartmann
on 5/4/13, 12:04 PM

Hi Kevin - Did you had a chance to convert this module into V7, if not would you be able to share the module in its current version. Thanks, Naran

on 6/5/14, 12:49 AM
marc ramzy
On 10/7/13, 12:54 PM

Where is the costums and shipping module for OpenERP 6.1?




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On 4/2/13, 11:13 PM

create service for transport service and bind relevant cost for that

how do you BIND costs?

Niklaus Hartmann
on 5/4/13, 12:02 PM
On 3/19/13, 8:14 AM

Use analytical accounts, they allow you analyze costs on a per product or supplier basis. Study the purchase_analytics module

My main problem is not about the price I can calculate it by hand easily in the worst case, myproblem is about accounting and warehouse tracking , I pay the price of goods to the supplier, tax to authorities, transportation fees to one partner, custom clearance fees to other partner, internal shipping to another one. If I define a warehouse outside of my company for in transit goods, I cannot access it in incoming shipments and I do not know how to manage them. If I make it internal I can not assign Invoices to them and make process and workflow.

Pouya Maleki
on 3/21/13, 7:02 AM
On 12/8/13, 1:28 PM

we are very interested by a solution for the same problem. how to integrate shipment and customs costs in recalculating average cost price ? in standard OpenERP : when you choose price methode = average cost, it should normaly allow you to recalculate average price. But instead it provides you with a wizard to insert manualy a new price. I don't see any calculation here !!!

Did I miss some thing ?

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