Overseas import customs clearance

Overseas import customs clearance

In today’s digital world, competition for domestic e-commerce can be fierce and profit margins are limited. Therefore, many merchants choose to do cross-border e-commerce.

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Domestic e-commerce competition is fierce and profit margins are limited. Therefore, many merchants choose to do cross-border e-commerce. One of the indispensable links in cross-border e-commerce is customs clearance. Customs clearance is divided into import customs clearance and export customs clearance. This article introduces the whole process of import customs clearance and common customs clearance modes.


Customs clearance process

According to national customs regulations, any inbound goods need to be cleared before entering the country. There are mainly six steps.


1. Exchange order

The first thing to do is to change the order. Check whether the relevant information of the goods is correct through the documents. It is necessary to replace the original documents with the ocean bill of lading.

2. Pre-entry of customs declaration

Before import declaration, pre-enter the relevant system and conduct an electronic document review. If there is a problem with your document during the pre-entry process, the customs computer will directly refund the document. If there is no problem, the customs will release it electronically.

3. Commodity inspection

Commodity inspection is generally divided into two types, namely statutory commodity inspection and pure commodity inspection. Statutory commodity inspection conducts corresponding inspections according to the classification on the corresponding SH code, and uses the corresponding supervision conditions for inspections. Pure commodity inspection can generally be completed directly at the port, such as checking paper documents.

4. On-site declaration

Usually, the customs receives and examines the order on the spot, and then issues a tax bill according to the contents of the relevant declaration documents. The merchant pays the corresponding tax according to the tax bill issued by the customs. After the payment is completed, the customs can release the tax after checking the tax.

5. Pick up

To pick up the goods is to notify the team or the truck company to go to the customs broker to get the bill of lading, and then go to the port area to pick up the goods after getting the bill of lading.

Customs clearance mode

Customs clearance refers to the formalities that should be performed in accordance with various laws, regulations and regulations when importing, exporting or transshipping goods entering or leaving the customs territory of a country. Only after customs declaration, inspection, taxation, release and other procedures can the goods be released, and the owner or the declarant can pick up the goods. There are usually three modes of customs clearance for cross-border e-commerce.

1. Mail customs clearance

After confirming the order, the foreign supplier will mail the goods directly from abroad to the consumers through international express. No customs documents. Ships when there is business, no need to stock up in advance, suitable for small cross-border e-commerce sellers with small business volume.

2. Collection and customs clearance

Merchants package multiple sold products uniformly and transport them to domestic bonded warehouses through international logistics, go through customs clearance procedures for each product, and entrust domestic express delivery to consumers after customs inspection and release. Centralized customs clearance and distribution can reduce logistics costs and are suitable for businesses with stable order volumes.

3. Customs clearance

Merchants stock overseas goods in batches in bonded warehouses under customs supervision. After consumers place orders, they will go through customs clearance procedures for each product according to the order, complete the veneer and packaging in the bonded warehouse, and entrust domestic express delivery after customs inspection and release. delivered to consumers. It needs to be stocked in advance, and there is a certain storage cost, which is suitable for large-scale cross-border enterprises.


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