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.