Who is responsible for
Customs clearance is the responsibility of both the exporter and importer. Both parties will assign a customs clearance agent whom will facilitate the process of getting a shipment cleared for export by customs authorities at origin and then to be cleared for import by customs authorities at destination.
What happens after
After all vat and duties are paid customs will either release a shipment or it will be queried for further literature and documentation to ensure misdeclaration, in certain cases customs might stop a shipment for physical inspection.
Once these formalities has been concluded without issues customs will release the shipment.
Your agent will now receive a release from customs along with supporting documentation which permits collection thereof.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR
- Purchase Order
- Sales Invoice
- Airwaybill or Bill of lading
- Packing List
- Other required documents such as permits or certificate of origin