How do I import goods from another country?

Start by learning the import requirements of your products by visiting the website of your country’s Customs authorities. An experienced Customs Broker such as CDZ Global Logistics Ltd will support you through the entire import process and capable to give justified solution on behalf of your company.

How do I know what duty I have to pay on an item I am importing?

Unless exempt, all imported commercial goods are subject to customs duties and taxes based on their tariff classification according to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS Code). Some goods are also assessed in relation to other taxes – including excise duties or anti-dumping duties and some extent have the ability to educate custom concern if needed.

Do I need a special license to import/ export?

Some goods may be subject to certain government department regulations and may require licenses, so find out the specifics before importing or exporting. In the event of a problem, such as awaiting licenses, CDZ GLOBAL LOGISTICS LTD can assist you in obtaining such license!

How much support would you give us when we’re being audited?

We retain documents for the required period for auditing in every country, and can provide these quickly. Our expertise can support you in meeting your audit obligations.

Customs authorities want to perform an audit. What support can you give me?

We can assist with document production and collection, and review your internal procedures and transactions in preparation for your audit.

What documents do I need to clear customs?

Generally a transport document, such as a bill of lading/air way bill, invoice, packing list, country of origin, LC/LCA and proforma invoice etc. Customs authorities may require additional documentation.

Can you help us import from new countries?

Yes. Whatever the cargo or country, we have the specialist in house knowledge to handle any issues & could give proper guideline to import for any country.

Can you help us educate our staff regarding customs?

Yes. We offer customs training programs in the country – at your office or ours.

An urgent shipment is held for release by the local health authority. Can you help?

Yes. We can act as an intermediary with other government agencies that have jurisdiction over the importation of goods.

Is there any way of speeding up customs?

We make every effort to ensure that your customs declaration is prepared and presented on time. A parts database of your products can greatly improve the time it takes to prepare declarations, and once the authorities are familiar with your company this may speed up the clearing process.

I’m unsure of the tariff classification and duty rates of a new line of products. Can you help?

Yes. We can assist you in determining the tariff classification and duties. It is important that you have a thorough description of the goods and know their value and origin.

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