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What is the difference between international logistics and domestic logistics?

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International logistics is an international commodity transaction or exchange that physically moves materials to overcome the spatial and temporal distances between production and consumption when production and consumption are carried out independently in two or more countries. Activities to complete the ultimate goal of international commodity transactions. In a broad sense, international logistics refers to the inflow and outflow of various forms of materials between countries. In a narrow sense, international logistics refers to the logistics activities related to a country's import and export trade.

Domestic logistics refers to the logistics activities carried out within the country's territory to serve its overall interests, and it is an essential aspect of the national economy.

International logistics is essentially the extension and further expansion of domestic logistics and is the "circulation of goods" that crosses national boundaries and expands the scope of circulation. However, although international logistics have specific domestic logistics attributes, due to its particular circulation, there are still many differences from domestic logistics, mainly in the following aspects:

>>>>First, the logistics environment is very different

International logistics is oriented to countries and regions worldwide; domestic logistics are the only logistics activities in the country. The international logistics environment is more complex, extensive, and international.

Domestic logistics only need a simple document and invoice to complete. Still, international logistics procedures are complicated, and various customs clearance documents need to be provided, such as customs declarations, documents of origin, product inspection, etc. In addition, international logistics also has strict requirements on the types of transported products. For example, commodities such as liquids and powders require many certification and audit documents and will also become the focus of the customs.

>>>> Second, the complexity

International logistics requires multilingual operations in the transportation process, mainly when products are transported through multiple countries and logistics documents in multiple languages are required. Although most countries currently use English as the standard commercial language, individual countries require documents and customs declarations in local languages, making international logistics operations more difficult.

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