Customs Easy supports your Company with your customs procedures and asking for customs authorisations. Customs Easy has also a long experience on customs representation services.
Tariff classification of goods consist in the determination of the right code in the Combined Nomenclature under which those goods are to be classified.
Customs classification of goods is needed to determine the customs duty rate, but also for a large number of non-tariff measures, such as import or export licence or restriction, issuance of a certificate of origin, excise duty.
To have legal certainty that you are applying the correct classification to your goods, there is the possibility to apply for a Binding Tariff Information (BTI) decision. The BTI is issued by national customs authorities, is valid for 3 years throughout the EU and is binding on all EU customs administrations and the holder of the decision.
Classification of goods can be quite a complex procedure. To reduce the risk of mistakes and consequently of fines and penalties, our expert Team can support you in the tariff classification of your products and in the request of BTIs.
Origin of goods
When you import or export a product, it is essential to know the country of origin of your product.
To determine the origin of your product, you need to take into consideration the non-preferential and the preferential origin.
Non-preferential rules of origin are used to determine the country of origin of goods for the application of the most-favored nation treatment (MFN) but also for the implementation of a number of commercial policy measures such as anti-dumping and countervailing duties, trade embargoes, safeguard measures, origin marking (Made in…) and quantitative restrictions or tariff quotas.
Preferential rules of origin determine whether your goods may be eligible to be imported with a lower duty rate or at zero rate.
To have legal certainty about the non-preferential or preferential origin of your goods, there is the possibility to apply for a Binding Origin Information (BOI) decision. The BOI is issued by national customs authorities, is valid for 3 years throughout the EU and is binding on all EU customs administrations and the holder of the decision.
Determine whether your goods qualify as originating from a certain country can be quite a complex procedure. To reduce the risk of mistakes and consequently of fines and penalties, our expert Team can support you in the determination of the origin of your products and in the request of BOIs.
When you import goods, you need to determine the customs value of your goods, which is not necessarily the value mentioned in your invoice.
As the customs value of the imported goods provides the amount of customs duty that has to be paid, it is essential to mention the correct value in the customs declaration. But the customs value is also the basis for calculating the VAT at import and for trade statistics.
There are different methods that must be taken into account when determining the customs value of your goods: transactional value method; transactional value of identical goods; transactional value of similar goods; value based on unit price in the EU; computed value; fallback method.
If you are a Multinational enterprise Group (MNE Group), there is also the necessity to take into account also the transfer price policy and the impact that this policy can have in order to determine the customs value.
Moreover, imported goods often incorporate royalties or license fees. It is important to determine if these payments must be part or not of the customs value.
The data necessary for determining certain elements which may or may not form part of the customs value are not, in all cases, fully known when the goods are released for free circulation. The customs value can then only be determined after this data is provided. In other cases, the items are known at the time of release for free circulation, but their distribution cannot yet be counted. For these cases, it is possible to request an authorization for simplification.
At export, the value to be determine is the statistical value.
Determine the correct customs value of your goods can be quite a complex procedure. To reduce the risk of mistakes and consequently of fines and penalties, our expert Team can support you in the determination of the customs value.
Customs legislation also aims to reduce the costs of customs operations.
This is possible applying for a special procedure, such as transit, customs warehousing, temporary admission, end-use and inward or outward processing.
To avoid to present goods to customs and reduce your costs, it can be interesting to request an authorization for authorized consignor or consignee, or, in some Member States, for the approved place authorization of loading and/or unloading.
In most cases, an authorization is needed, and some obligations applies, such as keeping records.
The expert Team of Customs Easy can support you in the implementation of one or more of these customs procedures.
With Customs Easy Interim Management, you choose and experienced team of customs consultant.
You could need us, for example:
to coach your employees,
for the continuity of your customs transactions,
for additional expertise,
for the implementation of a new procedure (eg. customs warehouse, inward processing).
Our objective is to support your company to be compliant with customs legislation and to ensure business continuity.
The duration of the assignment will be agreed in advance taking into account your specific needs.
It can go from a few hours per week to a few months.
If your company is selling or using products, such as alcohol, tobacco and energy, you are probably concerned by excise duties.
Some EU countries have also introduced some national excise duties, such as Belgium for coffee and non-alcoholic drinks.
Our expert Team has acquired also a solid experience in the online selling, business to consumer (B2C) of alcoholic beverages. With us, your company can sell alcoholic beverages from one Member State directly to the private consumer in another Member State, without the need to introduce the goods in a fiscal warehouse in the buying Member State.
The expert Team of Customs Easy can assist your company on excises duties.
Trainings on customs
The expert Team of Customs Easy can provide your company with courses on customs matters.
It can be a basic course on customs or a detailed course on a more specific topic, such as origin of the goods, tariff classification, customs value or customs procedures (customs warehouse, inward or outward processing, etc.).
After you follow our course, you will feel more confident with the customs procedures and you will be able to implement these procedures inside your company.
These courses also ensure compliance with the Union Customs Code.
The trainings are held at your company premises and the duration of the training will be agreed in advance taking into account your specific needs.
Customs representation services
Do you need to import or export goods from the EU?
Customs Easy offers services regarding customs, excises and VAT in Italy. Soon we will be able to support your company also in Belgium and in The Netherlands.
We are able to support you with:
import and export documents
fast customs clearance of your goods
customs warehouse procedure in Italy
Intrastat declarations in Italy
Request of Ministerial licences need at import or export