What is Customs Clearance?
Customs clearance involves preparation and submission of documentations required to facilitate export or imports into the country, representing client during customs examination, assessment, payment of duty and co taking delivery of cargo from customs after clearance along with documents.
Some of the documents involved in customs clearance are :
1. Exports Documentation: Purchase order from Buyer, Sales Invoice, Packing List, Shipping bill, Bill of Lading or air way bill, Certificate of Origin and any other specific documentation as specified by the buyer, or as required by financial institutions or LC terms or as per importing country regulations.
2. Imports Documentation: Purchase Order from Buyer, Sales Invoice of supplier, Bill of Entry, Bill of Lading or Air way bill, Packing List, Certificate of Origin, and any other specific documentation required by the buyer, or financial institution or the importing country regulation.
The rules, regulations, and laws are a bit different from country to country, sometimes from port to port within a country, making someone who specializes in customs clearance very important to a shipper exporting and importing goods.
These specialists are called customs brokers and the work they do is called customs brokerage or sometimes customs broking.
Shipping containers are warehoused as they go through customs clearance. Warehousing and storage fees can add up quickly. If there is a problem with your customs brokerage and your customs clearance does not happen smoothly, your shipping costs could go up.
On top of these costs, the delay in getting your shipping containers released to you because of customs clearance problems could cost your business more money because the arrival of your shipment is delayed.
Your freight forwarder should also be able to handle your customs clearance, but you can choose to handle it separately with your own customs broker.
When choosing a freight forwarder, you want a company with the experience to handle your customs clearance well and who knows what to do should any issues arise.
For these reasons, going with the cheapest freight forwarder you can find to handle your international shipping can turn out to be much more expensive than hiring a freight forwarder with a little higher quote but who has much more experience in the business.
There are other things you can do to help ensure your shipping containers make it through customs smoothly.
Here are 2 ways you can help make the customs clearance process smooth for your shipment.
Properly Load Your Shipping Container
Provide Complete and Accurate Information to Your Customs Broker/Freight Forwarder
What does a Customs Clearance Agent do in Mumbai?
Custom Clearance Agent play’s an important role in efficient and smooth import and export of goods from one location to another location. They are very important part of transportation or logistics where they are licensed by the Government to serve as an custom clearing agent. Their primary duty is to ensure prompt and timely delivery of goods.
Customs clearance work involves preparation and submission of documentations required to facilitate export or imports into the country, representing client during customs examination, assessment, payment of duty and co taking delivery of cargo from customs after clearance along with documents, The person who performs the above duties is referred to as custom clearance agent. They are also known as carrying or forward clearing agents
Role of Customs Clearing Agents -
They ensure compliance with custom rules.
Ensure clearance of goods within stipulated time and avoid demurrage.
Prepare and submit documents such as bill of entry, for clearance process.
How Swarex Can Help me in Customs Clearance Process?
Our customs clearance agent understand the challenges faced by global business and are update with the latest incustoms compliance, regulations & procedures. This helps us provide the best customs handling process and prevent you from paying unnecessary costs.
Our customized solutions help you take informed decisions, reduce lead time, optimize cash flow, and keep taxes to a minimum.
Swarex Shipping & Aviation Pvt Ltd Offering Services of efficient customs clearance in no-time to avoid detention, demurrage to save the cost to our customers.
Our in-house customs brokerage personnel can:
Prepare import and export documents in accordance with Customs regulations, laws, and procedures.
Offer consultation regarding commodity, tax rates, duties, import and export restrictions, and other concerns.
Arrange payments for taxes, storage, duties, freight, bonds, and other incurred expenses.