Import clearance Hamburg: The handling of goods arriving by sea from the Far East is a complex task. Reception, customs clearance, warehousing, and castering all involve extensive operations requiring a lot of experience and in-depth expertise.
As a local import-harbor forwarding company we take over the tasks of the import clearance in Hamburg with pleasure and ensure a proper and punctual execution of the individual working steps, which are sketched below.
Import Clearance – Receipt of Goods
In order to initiate the processing / import clearance, we need at least one duly endorsed original bill of lading from you. We submit the B / L for release from the shipbroker / liner agent and pay any costs that may be due, such as Ocean freight and Terminal Handling Charges (THC). Only after the exemption can the consignment be delivered by the quay.
The receipt of the goods against the bill of lading also includes the execution of a receipt inspection and the maintenance of the rights from the freight contract, which includes possible claims for damages to the carrier. If a transport insurance has been taken out, we will carry out the regulation with the insurance in case of damage or cooperate with it. Assistance with the payment processing agreed in the purchase contract and the assumption of special orders, such as patterning or sorting, may also be incurred.
As a customs union, the member states of the EU apply a common customs code and a common customs tariff. For imports into the Community, the single customs duties shall be charged once. Other import duties include excise duties and import VAT, which are collected under national law. After presentation, the first notification to the customs authorities, the goods must receive a customs-related provision within a certain period.
With the status of an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), we perform the associated tasks for you in import clearance, for example in Hamburg. As a rule, the transfer takes place in a customs procedure, which is done by means of ATLAS (Automated Tariff and Local Customs Settlement System) and its subsystems. Common customs procedures are the customs transit, customs warehousing and processing operations and the release for free circulation (customs clearance). This involves the procurement of transhipment, storage or removal – depending on the design of the forwarding order.