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The process of customs clearance is primarily a documentary process in both import and export. The documents are very similar in customs clearance to the incoming and outgoing. After completing the purchase and shipping process successfully, these documents must be available to clear the shipment upon arrival. These documents depend more on the supplier that you purchased. Of which the goods and some depends on you as an importer are as follows

Documents required from the factory to clear the shipment:


Commercial invoice approved by the Chamber of Commerce - Package statement - Certificate of origin certified by the embassy - Original bill of lading - Certificates such as agricultural certificate The case of wooden goods or agricultural products or veterinary approvals or health certificates in the case of foodstuffs,

Documents required from the importer to clear the shipment:

Form of four request for financing the import request from the bank from which you transferred your money through which the value you have transferred and the type of contract - Commercial or industrial register - Tax card - Import card - Card of the customs dealers - General authorization of the customs agent or the agent in the case of goods on port the shipment

It is also possible for the concerned person to perform the customs procedures himself without the need for a special license for customs clearance, but we do not recommend this at first because the customs agent has the experience to qualify him to solve any problem that may arise, which makes him faster in ending the procedures so that the port does not arrive at the calculation of what Called flooring because it may reduce a lot of profit, and to imagine how the process of customs clearance we put in the form of steps:


*The first step: the arrival of the container or tanker to the port and then start unloading the containers and takes from one day to two working days.

*Step 2: The consignee withdraws the delivery authorization from the navigational agent.

*Step 3: The consignee submits the customs declaration form based on the invoices submitted.

*Step 4: The customs authorities send out a dispenser for the identification and valuation of the commodity.

*Step 5: If the item needs the approval of the representatives, a representative from the regulatory body shall take a sample and send it to the bidder.

The approval of either the final exit or the shipment of the shipment under the pattern shall be taken from the regulatory authority on which the class is presented

*Step 6: The taxpayer shall pay the customs tax and the expenses of the offer, if any.

*Step 7: The consignee contracts with an internal transport company and then carries the shipment and then passes through the detection rays and then exits the port.



Tips for importer about custom clearance

- Look for a customs trust you trust to consult the required documents and the type of contract suitable with the supplier and know the details of the process of customs clearance.

- Calculate the customs clearance costs correctly by asking the customs agent about the taxes imposed on the goods you wish to import, the cost of the fees, the expenses of the offer, the disclosure, etc., so as not to be surprised by the costs that were not taken into account.

- Make sure that the supplier will provide you with the full documents of the customs clearance and this before contracting the product because the documents come in first place in terms of importance, which is in the invoice - the package - the bill of lading - the certificate of origin - and the quality certificate / health certificate / steaming or other if required to According to the laws of your country and the best to consult with that is the customs agent.

- Follow your shipment through the forwarder because following up the shipment through the shipping agent in your country gives you the opportunity to be ready for customs clearance as soon as the shipment arrives.

This was a short summary of how the process of customs clearance and documents required, and if you have questions or opinions please contact directly.


Shipping Declaration ""


It shall be submitted by the person in charge of the shipment to the ship's agent at the port of shipment. Such request shall include all the data required to be proved by the shipping policy


Shipping Order ""


It shall be directed from the carrier's agent to the captain of the vessel to be charged and to be marked by the officers of the first vessel to receive the shipment


Bill Of Landing


B / L is one of the most important documents used in the field of import and export, where all terms agreed upon are translated into data recorded in the bill of lading and are defined as a delivery of the goods shipped from the exporting country to the country of the importer on a particular ship and location Upon them by the carrier with specifying the terms of delivery

The bill of lading, if not the actual contract of the transfer agreement between the carrier and the shipper, but is a translation of this contract and the most important data in the bill of lading


Policy number-

Source name (shipper)-

Name of the carrier-

The description of the shipment (size and weight), the shipping marks and the number of each package separately within the total shipment

Port of loading and unloading-

Conditions of contract of carriage-

Signature of the maritime line and its history stamped with the seal of the ship-

The name and address of the importer which is prohibited by the arrival of the shipment

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