International customs regulations and how to avoid deductions?

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    Different countries have different requirements and regulations on the import and export of goods. We must understand the details of each country’s import and export so that there will be no problems at critical times. What are the regulations that need to be paid attention to?

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    There are several reasons for customs inspection and detention:

    • The declared value is inconsistent with the estimated price.
    • The product name does not match the product.
    • The packing list is unknown.
    • The conditions of the consignee are not allowed (no import and export rights, etc.).
    • The value of personal items exceeds RMB 5,000.
    • Then there are some related policies stipulated by the local country.

    Under normal circumstances, most of the B2C encounters are due to the inconsistency between the declared value and the appraisal, and the value of personal belongings exceeds RMB5000, and the relevant policies of the local country.

    Share some tips on how to avoid customs detention:

    1. In order to avoid customs detention, general parcels can be written as personal gift. The probability of private parcels being checked by the customs is very low.

    2. In order to generate high customs clearance fees after deduction, the declared value can be written relatively less, and the deduction rate of valuables is very high. In addition, after the customs detains the goods, the customs clearance fee is calculated based on the declared value. The higher the declared value, the higher the customs clearance fee. Similarly, if the customer needs to send back the product, pay attention to let the customer write down the declared value.

    3. Understand the policies of various countries. For example, although Australia is easy to clear customs, battery products are not allowed by the customs. Therefore, batteries or products with electromagnetism should not be sent to Australia as much as possible. If you must sell products with batteries, you can make it clear to customers that they will not ship batteries, but only products.

    4. Choose a safe delivery method. DHL, FedEx and UPS; the relatively safe delivery method is registered air parcel and EMS. In addition, even if the EMS is detained by the customs, it can still be returned to the place of delivery for free.

    5. The heavier the package, the more likely it is to be detained by the customs.

    6. Different products have different chances of being detained by the customs. For example, the probability of electronic products being detained is higher than that of clothing.

    7. When sent to different countries, the reporting strategy adopted is also not different. The British and American customs are relatively less stringent, and the declared value can be lowered appropriately; the German customs are more stringent, so it is not appropriate to place too low declared prices; like Brazil, the customs are also very strict. Fill in the declaration materials carefully and accurately, otherwise it will be troublesome. But everyone should know that these are to reduce the probability of being detained, and it is impossible to completely eliminate them.

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    What should I do if my package is detained by the customs?

    1. Contact the customer in time, and it is best to let the customer assist in customs clearance. If the customs clearance fee is low, you can first discuss with the customer to share the customs clearance fee.
    2. If the customer is unwilling, see if the package can be returned. If it is an EMS or the like, the package can be sent back free of charge, and the package can be communicated to the customer and sent to him again.
    3. If the package cannot be sent back and the customs clearance fee is high, there is no way. In this case, give up the package.
    4. Be sure not to drag, otherwise once the customer initiates a dispute or even cancels the credit card order, the customer does not receive the goods. In this case, it is very unfavorable for the seller.
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     List the customs policies of some countries:

    1. Australia: The inspection of imported parcels is relatively loose, and tariffs are exempted for parcels less than 1,000 Australian dollars. Except for some prohibited and log products, customs clearance is very good;

    2. The United States: The United States is a country that advocates online shopping. It is faster for express parcels and is exempted from tariffs for packages less than 200 US dollars. At the same time, the United States has a relatively sound legal system, which is related to personal product safety and health issues. The inspection of the goods is still very strict. From the data point of view, EMS is relatively easy for all our current products to clear customs. DHL and FEDEX are relatively strict for some radio electronic products;

    3. Canada: There are no restrictions on the category of products, but the inspection of declared value is relatively strict. Regardless of EMS, DHL, FEDEX, tariffs have been levied due to low declarations, and the customs revaluation is very high, but the value of the declaration is very high. Goods, customs clearance is relatively easy. The Canadian government stipulates that the goods going to the east coast of the country should be delivered in Halifax and St. Johns in winter because these two ports are not affected by freezing;

    4. Italy: It belongs to the European Union area. Taxes are collected for packages larger than 22 euros. Due to the low tax exemption declaration amount, in the European Union area, parcels are often checked for low declarations;

    5. Singapore: Tariffs are levied on parcels with a declared amount greater than 400 Singapore dollars (about 320 USD). From the data point of view, there are few problems with parcels in Singapore;

    6. Malaysia: Judging from the current data, very few packages in Malaysia have been inspected by the customs;

    7. United Kingdom: Tariffs will be imposed when the declared value is greater than 18GBP. The United Kingdom belongs to the European Union, but it is a relatively special one in the European Union. We rarely find packages in the United Kingdom by customs;

    8. New Zealand: Judging from the current data, few packages in New Zealand have been inspected by the customs, and customs clearance is easy;

    9. Russia: Russia is a very special country. The customs are very strict. For DHL and FEDEX and other express delivery methods, basically every item will be found, but EMS is rarely found, and the postal channels are normal;

    10. Ireland: It belongs to the European Union, and taxation will be imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    11. The Netherlands: It belongs to the European Union, and taxes are levied on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found to have received tariffs. The textile inspections are relatively strict, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    12. Finland: It belongs to the European Union, and tax is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    13. South Africa: It is officially stipulated that South Africa needs an import certificate for textiles. FEDEX and DHL have been found relatively more, and EMS has rarely been found and returned;

    14. Spain: It belongs to the European Union, and taxation is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    15. Brazil:

    a. Only three originals of a full set of bills of lading are accepted and cannot be modified. The amount of freight must be shown on the bill of lading (only US dollars or Euros can be used). “TOORDER” bills of lading are not accepted. Phone, address);

    b. The CNPJ number of the consignee must be displayed on the bill of lading (the consignee must be a registered company), and the consignee must be a company registered at the destination customs;

    c. It is not possible to pay on collection, and it is not possible to collect more money at the port of destination. The wooden packaging must be fumigated, so the LCL quotation needs more attention.

    16. France: It belongs to the European Union, and tax is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    17. Israel: I have not seen the official information on tax exemption of declared value. From the perspective of our shipping packages, it is relatively normal including FEDEX and DHL;

    18. Norway: It belongs to the European Union, and tax is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    19. Japan: Packages with a value of less than 1,000 yen are exempt from tax. According to actual operating data, there are fewer packages being inspected in Japan;

    20. Greece: It belongs to the European Union area and will levy taxes on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    21. India: The customs atmosphere in India is not very good, but from the data point of view, including DHL and FEDEX receipt status is not bad;

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    22. Sweden: It belongs to the European Union, and taxation is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    23. Saudi Arabia: All goods imported into Saudi Arabia must be shipped on pallets and packaged with the country of origin and mark. And since February 25, 2009, all goods arriving at the port that violate this regulation and are not shipped on pallets will be fined separately, which will be borne by the customer;

    24. Germany: It belongs to the European Union area, and taxation is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. Germany is a relatively special one in the European Union area. Customs inspections are stronger than other European Union countries. EMS is often returned due to customs sources. ;

    25. Ukraine: Ukraine’s customs are also more difficult. Except for postal EMS and small parcels, FEDEX and DHL parcels are difficult to clear customs;

    26. Indonesia: The final consignee must have the right to import and export goods, otherwise the import customs clearance will not be possible;

    27. Mexico:

    a. To declare the AMS bill of lading, the product code must be displayed, and the AMS information and packing list invoice must be provided;

    b. Notify shows the third-party notifier, which is generally a freight forwarding company or CONSIGNEE’s agent;

    c. Show the real consignor and consignee;

    d. The product name cannot display the general name, but the detailed product name should be displayed; e. Number of pieces: It is required to display the detailed number of pieces, for example: There are 50 boxes of goods in 1PALLET; f. The bill of lading must show the origin of the goods

    28. Belgium: It belongs to the European Union, and taxation is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    29. Chile: Chile does not accept telex bills of lading, and wooden packaging must be fumigated;

    30. Slovakia: It belongs to the European Union area and will levy taxes on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    31. United Arab Emirates: From the data point of view, there is no major abnormality;

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    32. Austria: It belongs to the European Union, and tax is imposed on parcels greater than 22 euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    33. Denmark: It belongs to the European Union, and taxation is imposed on parcels greater than 22 Euros. According to previous data, a small number of parcels have been found, and the number of EMS security systems is high;

    34. Belarus: This country has some problems with FEDEX and DHL packages, but if EMS is used, there is no abnormality; 35. Cyprus: Judging from the delivery situation, there is no major abnormality;

    36. Switzerland: Judging from the delivery situation, there is no major abnormality;

    37. Philippines: There is no set exemption limit for imported goods, tariffs may be imposed on all packages, and there is uncertainty about taxation.

    38. Panama:

    a. Telex bill of lading is not accepted, the wooden packaging must be fumigated, and packing list and invoice must be provided;

    b. Goods transiting through the Colon Free Trade Zone and going to Panama must be stackable and forklift capable, and the weight of a single piece cannot exceed 2000KGS.

    39. Colombia: The shipping amount must be shown on the bill of lading (in US dollars or Euros)

    40. Kenya: The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) began to implement the pre-export standard compliance verification program on September 29, 2015. Therefore, since 2005, PVOC has been adopted as a pre-shipment verification method. Products in the PVOC catalogue must obtain compliance (CoC) before shipment. CoC is a mandatory customs clearance document in Kenya. Without this certificate, the goods will be refused entry after they arrive at the Kenyan port.

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    With reference to international customs regulations, we can more clearly understand the details of the customs. In fact, if the precautions are done properly, the chance of customs detention is extremely small.

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