Notes when carrying out customs procedures

Electronic customs declarations bring many benefits and convenience to the person who carry out the procedure, all declarations of goods are carried out online data transmission to the Customs through software declaration. However, according to some criteria, declarations must be canceled if they are made wrongly. Consequently, customs clearance personnel need the knowledge they need to perform properly. The most common errors are:

• Wrong criteria in VNACCS software: There are some additional editable criteria but there are some non-revision criteria (10 criteria) that require re-declaration; This led to delayed clearance of the village. Especially if the return is taxable, it takes time to adjust.

• Incorrect HS code code: Do not know the rules of code, or wrong. There are several types of goods that are described in different places in the tariff schedule, with different tariffs that confuse customs declarers. But according to the Code of Harmonized System (HS code) code, each type of goods has only one code - so the problem is to find the appropriate code for that item. The psychology of the owner is to apply the HS code with the lowest tax rate, but the point of customs is the opposite - apply to HS code with the highest tax rate, so the customs declarer need professional knowledge to Demonstrate your declaration.

• Common errors on vouchers:

  • The information on the voucher does not match: defects in terms of delivery, quantity, weight, spelling errors, ... Require the customs declarer to carefully examine the document to see where the error is. - Notify the involved parties for correct adjustment before customs declaration

  • Common errors on C/O: The value on C/O must be FOB value denominated in USD but in some cases other values (EXW, CFR, CIF, ...) Copper and invoice, the item contains many details but on C/O express not enough, lack of details. In the case of C/O issued by a third party, the invoice number must be the invoice number issued by the seller rather than the invoice number of the shipper, and must be Tick the box "Third Party Invoicing", ... If any of the above errors then the C/O will be rejected by the Customs, not considered acceptance.

  • In addition to documentary errors, there may be other errors when checking goods such as: cont wrong seals; The goods are not of the right type, lacking or excess quantity; There are no labels or expressions of origin, date of manufacture, expiry dates, or customs clearance. Customs declarants need experience to handle these situations in the quickest way. The fee is not worth it and can take a very long time to replenish the goods clearance process.

• In the course of taking the goods, there may be cases of abnormal goods (LCL) such as distorted goods, broken tanks, signs of unusual openings, etc. Customs declaration must be checked and coordinated with related parties for processing.

In general, the process of carrying out customs procedures, customs clearance of goods through the order of steps from receipt of examination of documents, application for permits, declarations, registration of quality inspection, inspection - Checking, taking samples of goods, arranging for arranging means of receipt of goods, supplementing the results of state inspection, etc., require the customs declarer to have to check and arrange the order so that the whole process is carried out. Present in the shortest time.

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