Four Tools For Smooth Customs Clearance Process
- Tariff codes: Make sure that they match your good’s nature--they may be different at origin and at destination.
- Commercial invoice: A well-formatted invoice will ease the export and import control of all the parties involved.
- Proof of origin: The origin of your goods will often define how much you will need to pay for your duties—it can also give you preferential rates.
- Licenses: For specific, dangerous, or otherwise controlled goods—make sure you apply for them on time.