Summary of the most detailed customs procedures

Summary of the most detailed customs procedures

Customs procedure is one of the procedures that plays an important role in importing and exporting goods. What is the main purpose of customs clearance? What are the steps for customs clearance? All of these questions will be answered in this article. Subscribe now!

What is customs clearance?

Customs procedures are necessary procedures to ensure that goods and transport means are imported/imported into a country or exported/exited from the border of a country.

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For import and export goods, customs clearance of goods is a mandatory step, aiming to:

  • Letting State authorities calculate and collect taxes.
  • To manage the number of goods, ensure goods entering/leaving Vietnam are not on the list of prohibited goods.

Customs procedure

1. Customs declaration and submission:

Previously, the customs declaration was made according to the form, the customs procedures filler filled out this form. However, most Customs sub-departments have now turned to declare and submitting declarations in the electronic customs form.

2. Get the streaming results:

The next procedure for customs clearance after submitting and submitting the customs declaration is the result of channeling. There are 3 types of channeling: green, yellow, and red.

a. Green stream:

If the result is a green stream, it is a sign of good luck! However, this green stream is classified into two categories: conditional green flow and unconditional green flow.

  • Conditional green channel: you must produce additional documents such as C / O (certificate of origin; quality control paper; ... For this type of green channel, you are required to go to the Customs Branch. to do the relevant procedures.

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  • Conditional green flow: for this case, the work steps still have to be done in the same way as the gold flow declaration. That is, you must print out the declaration, give it to the owner to sign and seal. Next is to send the declaration to the customs sub-department to get confirmation, then go to the port to pick up the goods. Although it is similar to the gold flow, the time for receipt and review and seal will be faster (in case the declaration does not have any problems).

b. Golden stream:

For gold flow, you must produce a set of documents including the following documents:

  • Customs declaration.
  • Foreign trade contracts.
  • Commercial invoice.
  • Packaging details of goods.
  • Other documents: C / O, certificate of quality, ...

The steps are the same as for the above conditional green flow.

c. Red stream:

The red channel is the channel that has the highest level of inspection, must go through many procedures and costly, time and effort of both shippers and customs sub-departments. This stream will have to physically check the goods after checking the paper records.

You still have to prepare the same set of records as in the gold stream. After the customs department receives and receives the dossier, it will be transferred to the inspection department. Next, you have to register for cargo inspection, go to the port to carry out procedures for unloading goods and bringing them into the checking area. Finally, contact customs officials to come and check.

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There are 2 forms of inspection:

  • Checking with scanners (screening).
  • Manual inspection.

After the inspection process, customs officers will return to the branch to complete the necessary procedures. Making inspection records, if everything is okay, will fill in the declaration procedure.

3. Tax payment:

The final step in the customs procedure process is to pay taxes. Customs clearance for imported and exported goods must pay tax as prescribed.

Currently, there are forms of customs tax payment such as immediate payment, grace, bank guarantee, ...

To be able to carry out customs procedures, you can go to the border-gate customs sub-department (international seaport, international airport, ...) or the customs office outside the border gate (inland port). In addition, you can also contact the LEC GROUP immediately so we can best support you about the customs clearance process.


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