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Customs Valuation

Certainty and predictability of valuation of goods for Customs purposes are essential for effective planning and administration of trading operations. Tanda applies the detail of World Trade Organisation-based valuation methods to minimise legally the dutiable value of goods, reduce relevant administrative inefficiencies and deliver certainty in evaluating profit margins.

What If … Your Shipping Container Was Seized By Customs?

A manufacturer of Fast Moving Consumer Goods changed its importing structure from using a third party distributor to incorporating its own subsidiary. This resulted in lower declared values which the relevant Customs authority assumed meant duty evasion. The Customs agency seized the shipment and threatened penalties and prosecution. Tanda liaised with officials and explained the propriety of the new distribution arrangements; obtained a proper valuation of the goods under WTO rules; and swiftly secured return of the goods to the client.

  • Lock in profit margins
  • Reduce administrative overheads
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