Border crossing is a delicate step that can sometimes become a headache because each exit and each entry into a customs territory brings about formalities. Using a broker makes it easier to understand main customs mechanisms. The broker will help you secure, apprehend and optimize your customs operations so that this step goes on smoothly.
In order for customs to proceed in an optimal manner, certain steps must be followed:
- Identify the product to be exported or imported and determine the formalities that need to be completed (customs nomenclature).
- Check in which country the product was manufactured and which foreign trade measures apply.
- Determine the product’s value so customs can calculate duties and taxes for import.
- Before going through customs, hand in all required accompanying documents to the customs declarant in charge of issuing the customs declaration.