What should I do if the goods are detained? Four ways to solve it

2019-10-26 11:24:34 143

In doing foreign trade business, we can't avoid being held by the customs sometimes. Under what circumstances will the customs hold your goods?

What are the reasons:

I. It is important to know the customs clearance requirements of the destination port in advance before export. The test report, packing list, invoice and other test certificates shall have the same information. The SASO certification required by Saudi Arabia adopts the inspection mode to avoid the situation of concealment.

2. In case of abandonment / non delivery / wrong port of shipment of the consignee at the destination port, the consignor shall arrange to dispose of the goods as soon as possible to avoid the loss caused by the disposal of the goods by a third party; at the same time, it shall avoid the generation and expansion of demurrage and demurrage charges at the destination port, resulting in the additional loss of other expenses besides the goods loss.

If the goods are to be delivered smoothly at the port of destination, they must meet the standards of the local customs. The procedures must be standardized and complete. They should be consistent only. Do not take any chances. Otherwise, the goods are likely to be directly seized by the customs and destroyed in serious cases.

But don't worry when you are detained by the customs. There are four ways to solve this problem. Let's take a look at some typical cases:

Case 1——

When a company in Shanghai exports containers to Saudi Arabia, the invoice only shows the value and product name of some products. Because there are only two other goods, it takes a lot of time and effort to test and SASO. The company does not show them on the documents, but the goods are inspected and detained at the destination port.

Analysis

It is important to know the customs clearance requirements of the destination port in advance before export. The test report, packing list, invoice and other test certificates shall have the same information. The SASO certification required by Saudi Arabia adopts the inspection mode to avoid the situation of concealment.

If the goods are to be delivered smoothly at the port of destination, they must meet the standards of the local customs. The procedures must be standardized and complete. They should be consistent only. Do not take any chances. Otherwise, the goods are likely to be directly seized by the customs and destroyed in serious cases.

Case 2——

A company in Tianjin shipped the goods to Antwerp. After arriving at the port, the goods were detained by the customs. The reason is that there is no CE certification mark and no tag. It took three months at the port for the customer to ask for the return of the shipment. The cost is very high.

Analysis

The customer will not take the initiative to bear the cost of this kind of return. Who bears the cost depends on the interest relationship between the buyer and the seller. Even if the goods are returned, there will be a lot of expenses, and it is not the return of quality problems. If the customs requires that the goods be imported through general trade, the import tax will be levied, so it is better to consider other methods to solve the problem locally. Measure the value of goods and the cost incurred. If the value of goods is low and the quantity is small, you can ask the Customs auction and other methods to avoid more cost losses.

Case 3——

After a batch of goods valued at US $200000 from a company in Qingdao arrived at the port of destination, the consignee refused to pay for the goods. After contacting the relevant parties to return the goods and having paid the customs clearance fee, they were informed that the goods were auctioned by the customs. The company suffered double losses in payment for goods.

Analysis

In case of abandonment / non delivery / wrong port of shipment of the consignee at the destination port, the consignor shall arrange to handle the goods as soon as possible to avoid the loss caused by the disposal of the goods by the third party; meanwhile, it shall also avoid the generation and expansion of demurrage and demurrage charges at the destination port, resulting in the additional loss of other expenses besides the cargo damage.



What should I do if the goods are detained?

1.Time to contact customers

If the goods are detained by the Customs at the destination port, it is necessary to contact the customers and discuss solutions. It is better to let the customers at the destination port assist in customs clearance to avoid expanding commercial disputes, affecting reputation and subsequent cooperation.

2. Contact the customs broker in time

After the goods are detained, the customs usually gives notice. We should carefully read the contents of the notice, pay attention to the problems and inform the customs broker in time.

3. Reply to Customs accurately and provide sufficient evidence

The customs will give a certain time to prepare the documents and materials to be provided after issuing the notice. All of these should be seen clearly and replied within the time specified in the notice. If you want to reply to the Customs by yourself, you should send these materials to the customs through the customs broker with the cooperation of the customs broker.

4. Implementation of Customs decision

1) because the declared value of the goods is too low, the customs shall take the goods out of the Customs after paying the customs duties.

2) for the goods with incomplete formalities, such as personal import, the customs requires the right to import, and find a company with the right to import and deduct for customs clearance.

3) if the relevant certification procedures are needed, they shall be supplemented as early as possible and provided as early as possible, but if they cannot be provided, customs clearance will not be possible.

4) apply to the Customs for goods return. According to international practice, goods that cannot be cleared can be returned to the place of shipment or the third-party trade port.

The customs will decide whether to release the goods according to the actual situation. In most cases, the goods can be released. If the customs release, the goods will be transported to the importer's place smoothly; if the customs decides to destroy, the goods will be destroyed directly; if the customs decides to return the goods, then the freight and the import fee of the Chinese customs are also required. The losses in the latter two cases are relatively large.

Therefore, in order to avoid the passive situation and loss of goods after detaining, it is necessary to understand the customs requirements of the destination port before delivery, do a good job of inspection and preparation, ensure that the goods meet the requirements of import, reduce the probability of detaining as much as possible, and avoid the loss as much as possible.

So how to avoid customs withholding for international shipping?

First of all, accurately fill in the declared value, because the difference between the declared value and the valuation is very far, which is most likely to cause customs inspection, so we should try to keep the declared value consistent with the valuation. In order to prevent the goods from being withheld, the consignor can write down the declared value appropriately. Once the goods are seized by the customs, the customs clearance fee is calculated according to a certain proportion of the declared value. The lower the declared value is, the lower the customs clearance fee is; the higher the declared value is, the higher the customs clearance fee is.

Secondly, the packing list of the goods shall be detailed, and the quantity, unit price, total price and currency of the goods shall be clearly written, as well as the material, name, purpose, composition and parts of the goods.

In addition, it should be noted that the customs is generally very strict with respect to heavy goods and valuables. Therefore, when shipping these goods internationally, we must be very careful and careful, and they will be inspected if there is any carelessness.

At the same time, different countries have different policies and customs clearance conditions for international shipping. Therefore, we need to understand the customs clearance policies of different countries and know ourselves and the other to win every battle!

However, the above is just to reduce the probability of Customs withholding, which can not be completely avoided. But as long as we operate according to the customs regulations, there is no need to worry about the inspection.