Custom Cleaning Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, 29. July 2014

If you need to transport any goods across the border without customs clearance is necessary. This concept includes: submission of customs declaration, shipping, permits and payment of customs duties. Customs clearance is a procedure under which goods are placed under a special regime. This is a whole range of activities, which can deliver cargoes from abroad. In order not to avoid confusion, we should note another point of terminology.

The terms "customs clearance" and "clearance" are one and the same concept, just one of them is officially recorded in the documents, but the other remains in spoken form of customs experts. Customs clearance can be carried out as the owner, as well as a customs broker. This is an organization conducting registration and declaration of goods under the contract. Sometimes, though should refer it to the experts, because legally competent decorated clearance is one of the terms of timely delivery. By law, customs clearance is mandatory for all imported into the territory of the Russian Federation of goods. Factor is desirable, the organization of "customs clearance" by a person who resides in the host country. In practice, the clearance means by following: the consignee undertakes to pay all customs operations and cargo. There are two stages – preparation of documentation and customs clearance itself accordingly.

Standard set of documents that must be provided should be as follows: invoice, packing list, bill of lading, contracts, specifications, transaction passport and application to the contract. Also, this may include – Invoice proforma invoice, license, permit other state agencies. But this stern, for some product groups, additional documents. This is a sanitary-epidemiological certificates, certificates, phytosanitary certificates and other special documents. All of the above documents must be provided to the customs authority in the original performance, security certificates, phytosanitary, veterinary and sanitary certificates can be represented in the form of a copy, certified by the authority which issued the certificate. You also need to prepare for certain payments that occur in the course of customs clearance – VAT, import or export customs duty, special customs duties, excise duties, etc. The very design consists of five phases: registration, documentary controls, exchange controls, payments, and LTK. If all steps are passed, taxes are paid, the goods freely admitted to free circulation in Russia. In order to avoid any problems with the entry of goods in the country, it is better to apply to a specialized firm that will take all the technical and legal issues for themselves, it will significantly save time.

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