Customs clearance is the set of procedures that take place to monitor, control and approve the entry or exit of goods in a specific territory during any type of international commercial operation. In this process, information regarding the import or export is declared to the customs authority (fiscal data of the exporter or importer, origin and destination of the goods, number of packages, gross weight, net weight, taxes to pay in the case of Import, …), being the Customs Agent the representative of the importer or exporter in front of the customs.
Documentation to be presented to the customs authorities to proceed correctly with customs clearance is the commercial invoice, the packing list and bill of lading. Depending on the type of merchandise or the country of destination, additional certificates may be required.
TRANSHIPPING GROUP offers an agile service for the processing via EDI of all the customs documents of any mode of transport (sea, land and air). Our extensive experience allows us to advise you on the specific documentary requirements of your merchandise (health, CITES, veterinary, dual-use technology, etc.) and also specific to the country of destination (Certificate of Origin ATR or EUR1, necessary to qualify for preferences in the payment of taxes).
Additionally, we help you solve any bureaucratic complications that may occur during the customs clearance process, such as an Orange Channel or Red Channel, possible responses of the Customs Authority that requires an agile and experienced action.