How can cross-border e-commerce reduce the risk of customs inspection?

For cross-border e-commerce, it is inevitable for goods to encounter customs inspection. In most cases, the objects of customs inspection cabinets include inbound and outbound goods, goods and means of transport. Specifically, it refers to whether the name, specification, model, quantity (weight), value and origin of the inbound and outbound goods are consistent with the declaration content; Whether the inward and outward means of transport are modified or hidden; Whether compliance with customs supervision requirements, whether there is tax fraud, HS code classification, Import License. But after the customer delivered the goods to Amazon FBA in the United States, the goods were detained by the customs. In addition, due to the epidemic this year, customs inspection is more strict. So in order to reduce trouble, how can cross-border e-commerce reduce the risk of customs inspection?

I. Take the initiative to apply for customs AEO certification

The seller of foreign trade should apply to the customs for AEO certification in time.

AEO certification is Authorized by the World Customs Organization (WCO), which establishes a cooperative relationship between customs and enterprises to facilitate customs clearance for qualified enterprises, share the responsibility of compliance and safety, and ensure supply chain security and trade facilitation

General Administration of Customs No. 81 announcement stipulates that AA class enterprises transition to senior certification enterprises, A class enterprises transition to general certification enterprises; Class B enterprises to general credit enterprises transition.

When obtaining AEO import and export declaration according to customs policy, the inspection rate of advanced certified sellers can be reduced to less than 0.9%; AEO general certification sellers customs inspection rate can be reduced to less than 3%.

Declaration price of goods

The declaration value can be written relatively little, the seizure rate of valuables is very high. In addition, after the customs detain the goods, the clearance fee is calculated according to the declared value, the higher the declared value, the higher the clearance fee. Similarly, if the customer needs to send back the product, also pay attention to ask the customer to write the declared value lower.

Three, pay attention to the declaration of sensitive products

If the declaration name is sensitive, or involves sensitive countries and regions, the inspection rate will be increased.

For example, chemical products or food products, or sent to Japan, can affect the inspection rate. This requires us to fully understand the local customs clearance situation, grasp the latest customs policy, customs name must not conflict with the name of the local customs control.

Understanding national policies

Make clear the requirements of the shipping country customs on the shipping category. The legal system of the United States is relatively sound, and the inspection of goods related to the safety and health of personal goods is still very strict. According to the data, EMS is relatively easy to clear the customs of all our products, while DHL and FEDEX are relatively strict in the inspection of some electronic products like radio.

5. Choose a professional customs broker

Customs declaration in cross-border logistics is the key link of goods export. As a foreign trade seller, you can choose a professional formal customs clearance company to help deal with relevant matters.

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