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Special customs regulations of various countries

by:VIPUTRANS     2020-09-03
   Customs in various countries all over the world have their own special regulations. Today I will summarize the special regulations of some countries’ customs for your reference.

Countries that need to declare AMS

United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines

(Among them, the U.S. declaration of ISF stipulates that it must be provided to the U.S. Customs 48 hours before the departure of the ship, otherwise there will be a fine of USD5000, AMS fee of 25 USD/ticket, if modified, 40 USD/ticket).

From July 1, 2016, all goods imported into the Philippines must be declared AMS in advance. In addition to the original EBS, CIC will add an additional AMS surcharge. Goods to the Philippines require AMS declaration in advance

Countries that need to declare ENS

All member states of the European Union, ENS costs 25-35 US dollars per ticket.

Wood products need to be fumigated country

Australia, United States, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Israel, Brazil, Chile, Panama

Country of origin certificate required

Cambodia, Canada, UAE, Doha, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

National customs regulations


  The final consignee must have import and export rights, otherwise the import cannot be cleared. Therefore, it will take about one month to modify the bill of lading.

Saudi Arabia
  All goods imported to Saudi Arabia must be shipped on pallets and packed with the country of origin and mark. And since February 25, 2009, all goods arriving in Hong Kong that violate this regulation without using pallets will be fined SAR1,000 (US$267)/20’ and SAR1,500 (US$400)/40’ respectively. Borne by the guest


a. Only three originals of a full set of bills of lading are accepted. The amount of freight must be shown on the bill of lading (only US dollars or Euros can be used). 'TO ORDER' bills of lading are not accepted. The contact information (telephone, address) of the consignee must be displayed on the bill of lading. );

b. The CNPJ number of the consignee must be displayed on the bill of lading (the consignee must be a registered company), and the consignee must be a company registered in the destination customs;

c. It is not possible to pay on collection, and it is not possible to collect more money at the port of destination. The wooden packaging needs to be fumigated, so the LCL quotation needs more attention.


a. To declare the AMS bill of lading, the product code must be displayed, and the AMS information and packing list invoice must be provided;

b. Notify shows the third-party notifier, which is generally a freight forwarding company or CONSIGNEE's agent;

c. SHIPPER shows the real consignor and CONSIGNEE shows the real consignee;

d. The product name cannot display the general name, but the detailed product name should be displayed;

e. Number of pieces: It is required to display the detailed number of pieces. Example: There are 50 cartons of goods in 1PALLET, it can't only display 1 PLT, it must display 1 pallet containing 50 cartons;

f. The bill of lading must show the origin of the goods, and the bill of lading will be changed to the bill of lading after the ship is opened, resulting in a fine of at least USD200

Chile does not accept telex bills of lading, and wooden packaging must be fumigated.


Telex bill of lading is not accepted, the wooden packaging should be fumigated, packing list and invoice should be provided;

Transit via COLON FREEZONE (Cologne Free Trade Zone), goods going to Panama (PANAMA) must be stackable and forklift capable, and the weight of a single piece cannot exceed 2000KGS.

The shipping amount must be shown on the bill of lading (only US dollars or Euros can be used).

Regardless of FOB or CIF conditions, regardless of whether the bill of lading is 'TOORDER OF SHIPPER' (instruction bill of lading), regardless of whether the bill of lading is in your hand, India can not pay and is technically legal. In the import declaration BILL OFENTRY (import declaration manifest) and As long as the Indian customer’s name is shown on the IGM (Import Goods Manifest), you have lost the cargo rights, regardless of whether the bill of lading is in your hand, so be sure to make 100% advance payment as much as possible.


a. The payment must be timely, or you are a long-term cooperation, otherwise it is recommended to pay first! Or more than 75% in advance.

b. After the goods arrive at the port, there must be two reminders: one reminds the customer to pay, and the other reminds the customer to pick up the goods! Otherwise, after the goods arrive at the port or station, no one picks up the goods and the customs hacks the goods, or you have to pay high fees for the customers at the same time Through the relationship, we can engage in delivery of goods without B/L. Sometimes this market is justified and unclear!

c. In view of the procrastination of the Russians, we must remember that whether it is prepayment, delivery, or final payment, we must urge you.

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) began to implement the Pre-export Standards Compliance Verification Program (PVOC) on September 29, 2005. Therefore, since 2005, PVOC has been adopted as a pre-shipment verification method. Products in the PVoC catalogue must obtain compliance (CoC) before shipment. CoC is a mandatory customs clearance document in Kenya. Without this certificate, the goods will be refused entry after they arrive at the Kenyan port.


a. For goods exported to Egypt, the Commodity Inspection Bureau implements pre-shipment inspection and supervision work.

b. No matter whether the commodity inspection is required by law or not, the customer is required to provide a renewal voucher or receipt, a formal inspection authorization letter, packing list, invoice, and contract.

c. The renewal receipt (single) goes to the Commodity Inspection Bureau to handle the customs clearance form (the statutory commodity inspection can get the customs clearance form in advance), and then make an appointment with the Commodity Inspection Bureau commodity inspection personnel to go to the warehouse to supervise the installation. (To make an appointment a few days in advance, you need to consult with the local commodity inspection bureau)

d. After the Commodity Inspection Bureau staff arrive at the warehouse, they will first take pictures of the empty containers, and then check the number of boxes for each ticket, check one ticket for one ticket, and take a photo for one ticket, knowing that all is loaded, and then go to the Commodity Inspection Bureau Change the customs clearance form before you can arrange the customs declaration.

e. Approximately 5 working days after customs clearance, go to the Commodity Inspection Bureau to obtain the port of destination customs clearance and pre-shipment inspection verification, and foreign customers can use this certificate to handle customs clearance at the destination port.

f. For all goods exported to Egypt, the corresponding documents (certificate of origin and invoice) must go to the Egyptian Embassy in China for embassy certification, and the stamped documents and pre-shipment inspection and verification can be carried out at the Egyptian destination port for customs clearance and delivery. The embassy recognizes After customs declaration or after the export data is confirmed.

g. The Egyptian Embassy certification will take about 3-7 working days, and the pre-shipment inspection and verification will take about 5 working days. Other customs and commodity inspections can consult local officials. When talking about customers, market personnel must set aside their own safe time to operate accordingly .

Karachi Port Authority stipulates that imported paper bags of carbon powder, graphite powder, magnesium dioxide and other dyes must be palletized or properly packed, otherwise they will not be unloaded. In addition, Pakistan does not accept ships flying the flags of India, South Africa, Israel, South Korea and Taiwan.

The health authorities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi ports stipulate that all imported food must indicate the expiration date and carry the health instructions on the ship, otherwise the Hong Kong side will not unload the goods.

Without the permission of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the import of various drugs, sulfuric acid, nitrate, dangerous animals, etc. is not allowed. B. Without the permission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is not allowed to import alcoholic beverages, dogs, pigs or pork, statues, etc.

The Canadian government stipulates that for cargo to the east coast of the country, the best winter delivery is in Halifax and St. John's, because these two ports are not affected by freezing.

The Argentine law stipulates that the consignee must declare the loss of the bill of lading to the customs. After the customs agrees, the shipping company or the agency entrusted by the shipping company will issue another set of bills of lading, and submit a statement to the relevant agency that the original bill of lading is invalid.

The Tanzania Port Authority stipulates that all goods transported to the port of Dar es Salaam to Tanzania or transshipped to Zambia, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi and other countries shall be marked with cross marks of different colors on prominent positions on the package for classification and classification. , Otherwise the ship will charge a cargo classification fee.

The port of Djibouti stipulates that for goods transshipped in this port, all documents and packaging marks should be clearly filled in the final destination port, such as WITH TRANSHIP-MENT TO HOOEIDAH, but it must be noted that the above content cannot be filled in the destination port of the bill of lading, but only It can be indicated on the head or other blanks of the bill of lading, otherwise the customs will treat it as Djibouti’s local goods, and the consignee must pay the import tax before releasing it.

Cote d'Ivoire

Abidjan customs regulations:

a. The name of the goods listed in the bill of lading and manifest should be specific and detailed, and cannot be replaced by the type of goods. If the above regulations are not followed, the customs fines incurred by the carrier will be borne by the shipper.

b. For goods transiting through Abidjan to Mali, Burkina Faso and other landlocked countries, the bill of lading, shipping documents and cargo packaging must be marked 'C?te d’Ivoire transit' in order to be exempted, otherwise additional taxes will be imposed.

In order to prevent illegal merchants from arbitrating foreign exchange, the Nigerian Central Management Department stipulates that all imported goods must be inspected by the branch agency of the Swiss General Notary Bank before they are sent out and obtain 'CLEAN REPORT OF FINDINGS' before the consignee can clear the goods.

The Australian Port Authority stipulates that when goods are imported in wooden boxes, the wood must be fumigated and the fumigation certificate will be sent to the consignee. If there is no wood fumigation certificate, the wooden box will be dismantled and burned, and the cost of packaging replacement shall be borne by the shipper.

new Zealand
The New Zealand Port Authority stipulates that the wooden structure of the container and the wooden packaging and dunnage wood in the container must undergo quarantine treatment before entering the country.

Fiji Customs prohibits the import of switchblade knives and old clothes.


Article 90 of the Iranian Tax Law stipulates that freight tax is levied at 50% of the freight regardless of where the freight is paid for loading and exporting at Iranian ports. Imported goods are exempt from freight tax. The Port Authority of Jeddah and Dammam stipulates:

a. All goods passing through the second port must be palletized at the port of shipment, and containerized goods must be palletized first and then packed.

b. The contents of the cargo documents must be detailed.
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