What does “Customs Inspection” Check? Let’s take a look at the details!

Customs inspection will incur some additional fees, but these fees are not charged by the customs, but fees charged by the terminal for hanging containers, unpacking fees and other fees. Because this fee is only required for customs inspection, the terminal generally refers to these fees as This is the customs inspection fee, and the terminal will issue a formal invoice.
These inspection fees are paid by SHIPPER.

Generally, there will be an inspection notice before customs inspects the goods, and an inspection report will be issued after the inspection is completed.

Inspection is an important means of customs supervision. Customs declaration is just a procedure. The customs will conduct random inspections on some sensitive product names based on its own experience and the policies at the time. Of course, sometimes there will be random inspections without any reason.

During the inspection, the box will be opened to see whether it is consistent with the customs declaration information, including product name, quantity, declared value and other information. Whether there is tax fraud, evasion of commodity inspection, or incorrect HS code classification.

There is no charge for customs inspection, but because the inspection is carried out in the port area, the port area is responsible for unpacking, loading and unloading, sealing, etc., so you have to pay the port area, which is also a national regulation.

There are generally several directions for customs inspection of goods, so common inspection errors generally include:

A. Check product name
What is more likely to make mistakes is that the scientific name and common name of the product are easy to make mistakes, and then the Chinese product name translated from English words with multiple meanings and the actual product name sometimes do not match.

B. Check specifications
What is easy to make mistakes is that some factory customers have marked up the carton packaging specifications, and there are many specifications, which require a largest and a smallest. Then there are some irregular product lengths that have two specifications, one above the other. , a length below.

C. Check quantity
The verification quantity is the total quantity. It is easy to make mistakes by under-declaring and over-declaring, especially for tax refunds. The reason for frequent mistakes here is that the customs declaration information is prepared in advance, and the data changes during container loading and is forgotten to be updated.

D. Check the weight
There are two places where weight is more likely to go wrong:
The first is that the gross weight and net weight of bulk cargoes vary by 3%-5% more than the actual weight.
The second is that products priced by weight only know the gross weight but the net weight is calculated. Many customers use the gross weight minus the net weight divided by the number of pieces to calculate the net weight backwards. This formula does not exceed 1 or 2 kilograms, resulting in inconsistency with the actual net weight. , I once experienced a funny customer who used this method to calculate the wrong net weight. During the final inspection, the customs determined that there was a problem without opening the box and weighing it. The reason turned out to be that each of the custom-made cartons had a box mark. The mark contains the gross weight and net weight of a single room, which is completely inconsistent with the weight on the customs declaration form. This is too sloppy. I guess the cartons were made in advance.

E. Check the number of pieces
The easy part to make mistakes is that the trunks, samples and gifts are not included in the calculation. A customer once brought out a cabinet of goods produced by himself, and when loading the cabinet, he installed them at the door of the cabinet for foreign customers to load 4 of the goods they bought in China. ,5 boxes of products from other manufacturers, the total number of pieces is not summed.

F. Check the mark
Some products have marks, some do not, and some marks will reflect certain products and logo information. If so, it must be reflected on the customs declaration form.

G. Check whether there is any infringement
Everyone knows this, pay attention to distinguish between famous brands, imitation brands, factory brands, hang tags, R logos, and Logos.

H. Check the place of origin
Check that the place of origin is the place of origin. Some factories will reveal information about the place of origin of some products or advertising information on the packaging. Incorrect origin information or destination information is prone to occur especially during three-party trade, especially when going to Russia. , a company in Singapore buys goods from China and sells them to Russian buyers whose suppliers are unclear. The origin information is random and must not be mistaken, otherwise customs clearance will not be possible.

I. Check and classify
Check whether the customs code is accurate. The most common mistake is that multi-functional products must be classified accurately. For example, a tablet with a call function should be classified as a mobile phone rather than a tablet.

G. Check the old and new
Many old items cannot be exported. What is easy to make mistakes is that flat-top cabinets and open-top cabinets are exposed to rain in the open air and people may misjudge that they are old. Also, many items in moving and immigration cabinets are old.

K. Check the price
The code corresponding to each type of goods imported and exported by the customs has a price range in the customs system. There are generally two ranges. One is the price range of the local export port, and the other is the nationwide price limit range, especially for imports. The review of prices is particularly strict when exporting, but it is relatively easy when exporting. Anyone who needs this price range can ask me for it. I have the electronic version on hand.

L. Sampling and sending for inspection
This type is relatively rare and usually involves chemicals and other products that require testing that cannot be judged by the naked eye.

M. Check the car body
When transporting between China and Hong Kong, check the container truck of the shipping container.

N. Check the box
When checking the container, there is basically no careful inspection, and no problem can be found. Usually, it is carefully inspected when special containers are used.

O. Whether to hide
It means whether there are some things that are not produced by the factory or are underreported. I have seen this a lot, such as bacon sausages, brand-name TVs, books, and electric bicycles.

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