Whenever you ship internationally, you’ll need to take a few additional steps to prepare your shipment for the customs clearance process so as to avoid custom delay. Customs, the government service responsible for administering international trade laws, inspects and regulates every shipment to make sure the contents comply with the importing country or territory’s regulations.

Here are some of the tips to follow so as to avoid customs delay while clearing your goods:

  • Declare the accurate value for your item, even if it’s being provided to the recipient at no charge (i.e., sample or not for resale). The value will be used to assess duties and taxes.
  • Keep multiple-piece shipments together, and label each piece of the shipment individually.
  • When filling out customs documents, list each commodity separately, and provide a detailed, accurate description of each one, including what it’s made of and how it will be used.
  • Provide phone number or fax information for both the sender and the consignee.
  • Legibly print the commodity’s country of origin/manufacture to indicate where your commodity was manufactured, grown or produced.
  • Make sure information is consistent across all required customs documents.

Contact Us today for more enquiries on how to clear your goods while shipping.