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Jun 02,2022

Special Requirements Of Customs Around The World

Different countries have different requirements and regulations on the import and export of goods. We must understand the import and export details of each country so that there will be no problems at critical times. What are the regulations to be aware of? The customs requirements of all countries in the world are here, pay attention!

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Countries that need to declare AMS
United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines
(The United States does not need to declare the ISF regulations that must be provided to the US customs 48 hours before the departure of the ship, otherwise, there will be a fine of USD5000, the AMS fee is 25 US dollars per ticket, and if it is modified, it is 40 US dollars per ticket). Since July 1, 2016, AMS must be declared in advance for all goods imported into the Philippines. In addition to the original EBS in the Philippines, CIC will add an additional AMS surcharge, and goods to the Philippines are required to declare AMS in advance.

Countries that need to declare ENS
For all EU member states, the ENS fee is 25-35 US dollars/ticket

Countries where fumigation is required for wooden packaging
Australia, United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Panama

Countries that require a certificate of origin
Cambodia, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

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Customs regulations of each country

1.Indonesia
Finally, the consignee must have the right to receive import and export goods, otherwise import customs clearance will not be possible.


2.Saudi
All goods imported into Saudi Arabia must be shipped on pallets and must be packaged with the country of origin and mark. And since February 25, 2009, all arriving goods in violation of this regulation will be fined separately and borne by the guests themselves.


3.Brazil
a. Only three original copies of the full set of bills of lading are accepted and cannot be modified. The freight amount must be displayed on the bill of lading (only US dollars or euros can be used), and the "TO ORDER" bill of lading is not accepted, and the consignee's contact information (phone number, address) must be displayed on the bill of lading. ;
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. You can't pay on delivery, you can't overcharge at the destination port, and the wooden packaging needs to be fumigated, so you need to pay more attention to the LCL quotation.


4.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, usually the agent of the freight forwarding company or CONSIGNEE;
c. Display the real consignor and real consignee;
d. The product name cannot display the general name, and 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 should show the origin of the goods.


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


6.Panama
a. The bill of lading is not accepted, the wooden package should be fumigated, and the packing list and invoice should be provided;
b. The goods going to Panama via the Cologne Free Trade Zone must be stackable and forklift operation and the weight of a single piece cannot exceed 2000KGS.


7.Colombia
The freight amount (in USD or EUR) must be shown on the bill of lading.


8.India
Regardless of FOB or CIF conditions, regardless of whether the bill of lading is "TO ORDER OF SHIPPER" (instructed bill of lading), regardless of whether the bill of lading is in your hand, India can not pay, and technically legal, in the BILL OF ENTRY (import declaration manifest) and As long as the name of the Indian customer is displayed on the IGM (Import Cargo Manifest), you have lost the right to the goods, regardless of whether the bill of lading is in your hand, so be sure to pay 100% in advance as much as possible.


9.Russia
An a. The guest must pay in time, or the two parties have long-term cooperation, otherwise is recommended to pay first! Or pay more than 75% in advance;
b. After the goods arrive at the port, be sure to urge the guests to pay and urge the guests to pick up the goods! Otherwise, after the goods arrive at the port, no one picks up the goods, and the goods are hacked by the customs, or you have to pay high fees and the guests can release the goods without a bill of lading through the relationship. Sometimes this market is reasonable and unclear;
c. In view of the procrastination style of the Russians, it must be remembered that whether it is prepayment, delivery, or return of the final payment, it must be urged.


10.Kenya
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) started the Pre-Export Standards Compliance Verification Scheme on September 29, 2015. Therefore, the pre-shipment verification method of PVOC has been adopted since 2005. Products in the PVOC catalog 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 arriving at the Kenyan port.


11.Egypt
a. The Commodity Inspection Bureau implements pre-transshipment inspection and installation supervision;
b. Regardless of whether the commodity inspection is legally required, the customer is required to provide a certificate of replacement or a receipt, a formal inspection authorization letter, a packing list, an invoice, and a contract;
c. Go to the Commodity Inspection Bureau to handle the customs clearance work with the replacement receipt (slip) (the statutory commodity inspection can get the customs clearance in advance), and then make an appointment with the commodity inspection personnel of the Commodity Inspection Bureau to go to the warehouse to supervise the installation. (A few days in advance to make an appointment, you need to consult the local Commodity Inspection Bureau)
d. After the personnel of the Commodity Inspection Bureau arrive at the warehouse, they will first take pictures of the empty boxes, and then check the number of boxes for each shipment, check one ticket and one ticket, and take photos of one ticket until they are all packed, and then go to the Commodity Inspection Bureau Change the customs clearance form, and then you can arrange customs declaration;
e. About 5 working days after customs clearance, go to the Commodity Inspection Bureau to receive the pre-shipment inspection verification for customs clearance at the port of destination. Only with this certificate can foreign customers handle customs clearance at the port of destination;
f. For all goods exported to Egypt, the corresponding documents (certificate of origin and invoice) must be certified by the Egyptian embassy in China. The stamped documents and pre-shipment inspection and verification can only be cleared and picked up at the Egyptian port of destination. After customs declaration or export data is confirmed;
g. It takes about 3-7 working days for Egyptian embassy certification, and about 5 working days for pre-shipment inspection and verification. Other customs declarations and commodity inspections can be consulted with local officials. Market personnel must allow time within their own safety range to operate accordingly when talking about customers.


12.Pakistan
The Karachi Port Authority stipulates that carbon powder, graphite powder, magnesium dioxide and other dyes packed in imported paper bags must be palletized or properly packed, otherwise they will not be unloaded. In addition, Pakistan does not accept ships under the flags of India, South Africa, Israel, South Korea and Taiwan. 


13.Saudi Arabia
The Saudi government stipulates that all goods transported to Saudi Arabia are not allowed to be transshipped through Aden. 


14.United Arab Emirates
The health authorities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi ports stipulate that any imported food must indicate the expiration date and carry the health and health instructions with the ship, otherwise the port will not unload the goods.


15.Maldives
a. All kinds of drugs, sulfuric acid, nitrates, dangerous animals, etc. are not allowed to be imported without the permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
b. Alcoholic beverages, dogs, pigs or pork, statues, etc. are not allowed to be imported without the permission of the Ministry of External Affairs.


16.Canada
The Canadian government stipulates that for goods going to the east coast of the country, winter delivery is best in Halifax and St. Johns because these two ports are not affected by freezing.


17.Argentina
Argentine law stipulates that the lost bill of lading must be declared by the consignee to the customs. After the customs agree, another set of bills of lading will be issued by the shipping company or the agency entrusted by the shipping company, and a statement will be submitted to the relevant agencies to confirm that the original bill of lading is invalid. 


18.Tanzania
The Tanzania Port Authority stipulates that for goods transported to the port of Dar es Salaam to Tanzania or transshipped to Zambia, Zaire, Rwanda, and Burundi, cross marks of different colors need to be painted on prominent positions on the packaging for classification and classification. , otherwise, the ship will charge a cargo classification fee.


19.Djibouti
The port of Djibouti stipulates that for the goods transshipped at this port, all documents and packaging marks should clearly fill in the final destination port, such as WITH TRANSHIP-MENT TOHOOEIDAH, but it must be noted that the above content cannot be filled in the destination port column of the bill of lading, but only Indicate o


20.Kenya
The Kenyan government stipulates that all goods exported to Kenya must be insured by a Kenyan insurance company. CIF terms are not accepted.


21.Côte d'Ivoire
An a. The name of the goods listed in the bill of lading and manifest should be specific and detailed, and cannot be replaced by the type of goods. If the above provisions are not handled, the customs fines incurred by the carrier will be borne by the shipper;
b. For goods transiting through Abidjan to landlocked countries such as Mali and Burkina Faso, the bill of lading, shipping documents, and cargo transport packaging must be marked with "Ivory Coast transit" in order to be exempt from tax, otherwise additional tax will be levied.


22.Nigeria
In order to prevent unscrupulous merchants from arbitraging foreign exchange, the Nigerian Central Management Department stipulates that all imported goods must be inspected and qualified by the branch agency of the Swiss General Notary Bank and obtained "CLEAN REPORT OF FINDINGS" before the consignee can clear the customs and pick up the goods.


23.Australia
The Australian Port Authority stipulates that when importing wooden box-packed goods, the wood must be fumigated, and the fumigation certificate will be sent to the consignee. If there is no wood fumigation certificate, the wooden box will be dismantled and burned, and the cost of replacing the packaging shall be borne by the shipper.


24.new Zealand
The New Zealand Port Authority stipulates that the wooden structure of the container and the wooden packaging and dunnage wood in the container must be quarantined before entering the country.


25.Fiji
Fiji Customs prohibits the import of switchblade knives and used clothes.


26.Iran
Section 90 of the Iranian Tax Law stipulates that freight tax is levied at 50% of the freight charge regardless of where the freight is paid for in Iranian ports, and freight tax is exempted for imported goods. Jeddah and Dammam Port Authority regulations:
a. The goods going to these two ports must be palletized at the port of shipment, and the container goods must be palletized before packing;
b. The contents of the cargo documents must be detailed.

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