Shipping, Road Transport Or Air Transport, International Transport Is Subject To Customs Rules

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Customs plays a vital role in international trade transactions, and business operators shall, to ensure good transport logistics service to their customers, be familiar with customs regulation and customs control and clearance process. Even if today the Single Act of 1993 abolished border controls within the EEC customs regulations apply even with third countries.

Customs clearance

The owner of the goods or the commission agent who carries out customs clearance procedures for its customers must present the goods to a customs office.

Putting customs

In the case of import of goods, a goods declaration (the "manifesto" for air and sea transport and a component of the TIR Carnet for road transport) is given to customs services.

For exports, the development is carried out by customs filing a simplified declaration or retail export.

The depot and store

Following its entry into Customs, the goods from customs in areas and in stores.

The customs declaration

The SAD (Single Administrative Document), although removed the borders of the European Economic Community is the support of customs declarations with other countries.

The SAD (issued by the customs offices and the Chamber of Commerce) must be accompanied with other documents such as the commercial invoice, title transit or certificate of origin among others, and presented for customs clearance.


They are based on the value calculated on a basis of reference, the origin (the country whose goods originate) and the tariff classification of goods (goods are classified by an international nomenclature).

Customs clearance procedures.

Several procedures are implemented by the Customs Administration:

The procedures of law.

Custom procedures: customs clearance Restaurants (DDA) for companies that have steady flows of goods for export or import. Customs formalities are accomplished within the company. Simplified Declaration Procedure (SDP) is aimed at SMEs or providers of transportation logistics. It generates an easing of formalities and particularly the accelerated removal of goods.

Customs procedures

Products that are stationed or travel subject to the application of customs procedures differ. These plans allow to determine the flow of goods and customs duties that will be applied. There are 16 different we merely mention without details!

State plans include the introduction of the scheme, the release for free circulation, the release for consumption

Economic systems include: storage before export, storage after import, temporary economic regimes (themselves comprising: the regime of the samples, the system returns, the drawback in inward, inward in suspension, outward processing trade arrangements standards). Finally the transit include: national transit, transit community, international transit, transit transit, transit Rhine.

These customs procedures are somewhat complex and enter into a contract with a provider of transportation logistics is duly qualified saves significant time.

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