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What does Finalized Customs Inspection mean?
Customs inspection is an essential process in the import and export of goods. This procedure is conducted by the customs agencies of each country and its main objective is to verify the conformity of the goods with the established laws, regulations, and norms.
When the customs inspection is finalized, it means that all verification steps have been completed and the goods are ready to proceed to their final destination. Customs is the organ that inspects all goods that come from abroad, as is the case with your purchase, hence the name “customs inspection”.
During customs inspection, several activities are performed, such as document checking, risk analysis, physical inspection of the goods, and the application of eventual taxes and duties. These measures aim to ensure the security of international trade, combat fraud, protect the country’s economy, and ensure tax compliance.
When the customs inspection is successfully completed, it means that the goods have been deemed to be in compliance with all legal requirements and are allowed to continue their course, either to be released to the importer or to be exported.
This finalization is an important milestone in the international trade process, because it allows companies to have greater predictability and security in their operations, promoting economic development and strengthening trade relations between countries. Some of the results of customs surveillance are:
Merchandise released against payment of a fee
The release of goods against payment of duty is a common process in the context of customs supervision. If this fee is charged and not paid, there may be consequences such as destruction, return, or auction of the merchandise in question. It is important to be aware of these financial obligations to avoid future problems.
Merchandise released without charge
On the other hand, goods released without a duty charge is a favorable situation for the importer. If this is the result of the inspection, the tracking status will show “item forwarded”, indicating that no additional fee is required. In this case, you only have to wait a few days for the goods to be delivered to the destination address.
Merchandise seized due to irregularities
However, it is important to note that there are cases in which goods can be seized due to irregularities in the clearance process. If the seller or the company has not complied with any mandatory procedure established by Brazilian import regulations, Customs can seize the object. In this case, the tracking status will indicate that the import has not been authorized by the enforcement agencies.
We believe that this article has provided a clearer understanding of what the “customs inspection finalized” status means and the importance of complying with all obligations and procedures during the import process. In this way, you can avoid problems such as loss of goods due to unpaid charges.