Customs clearance

Customs clearance is a range of services that is necessary for the smooth border crossing and the free release of goods

All goods that enter or leave the country are subject to customs clearance.

The customs clearance service consists of the following steps:

  • check (arrangement) of documents;
  • selection of HS Codes according to local customs codes list;
  • calculation of customs payments;
  • setting and execution of preliminary declarations (PP / PD);
  • setting of customs declaration;
  • submitting a customs declaration to the customs authorities;
  • supporting the Customs Declaration until completion of customs clearance;

The main set of documents required for submitting the customs declaration:

  • Foreign economic agreement (contract) with additional agreements and annexes to it, as well as their translation to the official local language;
  • contract for transportation and calculation of transportation costs (depending on the terms of delivery);
  • shipping documents and shipping invoices (CMR, TTN, Air WayBill, Bill of Lading, etc), loading lists, packing lists, specifications, etc.;
  • commercial documents (invoice, pro forma invoice), as well as their translation to the official local language;
  • documents confirming the country of origin of the goods (certificate of origin, the sender’s statement, etc.);
  • documents that are used to determine the customs value of the goods (bank payment documents, related accounting documentation, catalogs, specifications, price lists) – in case of need to confirm such information;

Customs brokerage service consists of the following steps:

  • The customer provides a package of documents to issue the customs declaration;
  • The broker checks the package of documents and informs the customer about the missing documents or information;
  • according to the package of documents provided, the broker selects the local HS Code and arranges the customs declaration;
  • the broker provides the customer with the amount of customs payments, which consists of a duty and VAT, to pay it to the State Fiscal Services in accordance with the customs details, at which the customer plans to make customs clearance;
  • the broker submits the Customs Declaration electronically using special software to the customs authorities;
  • the customs officer accepts the customs declaration for clearance, checks it for the correctness of filling and availability of all information about the imported / exported cargo;
  • in case of no additional controls, such as cargo inspection, sampling, etc., the customs officer completes the clearance, previously paid funds are written off from the customer’s account and the cargo is considered free released;