You have some questions about importing? We can give you the answers and at the same time a broad spectrum of services for importing goods problem-free.
You are an international company and would like to participate in foreign trade but are being confronted with bigger and bigger challenges? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
As an independent service provider, we have 30 years of experience in solving customs clearance using bundling. Our secret? We rely on international solutions that have not limited themselves by local circumstances.
Unproblematic bonded warehouse during import and transit? Porath Customs Agents make it possible. Thanks to certain bonded warehouse procedures, goods can be stored without time limitation, import duties or trade measures. Your goods are placed, due to an alternative customs procedure, in a bonded warehouse where they are first declared at the end of storage.
The practical aspects as well as the requirements of this kind of bonded warehouse: The first step is to apply for a permit for this method of import through the customs office. This application is a complicated process, which has several requirements. What are they? Ask us!
After you receive permission, the goods must then be registered through ATLAS and immediately brought to the warehousing location. Every warehouse must be officially documented and is subject to steady inventory.
You are a foreign company and you would like to import goods into the European Union. As an applicant, you are automatically considered a tax debtor in the respective country and are expected to pay import tax.
Under certain circumstances, and as long as national law allows, you can let a fiscal representative act for you. This way, you avoid the administrative work of applying for a personal tax identity in the respective country and are not responsible for any declaration to the financial officials of the import country.
Customs control for a fair and legal transport of goods: Almost all declarations for customs clearance are done electronically. Based on the data given during the goods pre-registration (ESumA), a security based risk analysis is done. This can lead to your goods being subjected to a physical inspection or screening by customs.
Porath Customs Agents will professionally guide you through customs. Porath Customs Agents has been the owner of AEO F license since 2008 (since the introduction of the union custom code C/S) for customs security simplification and safety. This has a positive effect on risk analysis, since AEOs are considered especially dependable and have been rated as low risk. Depending on how the respective national law is implemented, we are able to inform you of a planned control in advance – due to the AEO status.
Animal source foods, non-food items as well as some plant source foods: The veterinary and import office is responsible for controlling all shipments from third-party countries that contain animal products. A veterinary health officer inspects the goods and any presented documents at the respective border control and decides on the importability of those goods.
The customs application for import goods to be released for free circulation could be rejected at the customs office, if certain documents are missing (such as the proof of health for animals) or if import is denied by the health officer. In such cases, the goods are returned.
Do you have questions about our services? Just send us an e-mail or call us - your personal contact will be glad to answer your questions.
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