What if international express customs clearance is delayed (what causes customs clearance delay)

Many customers will encounter a problem: why is my international express customs clearance so slow? Is there any violation that causes customs clearance delay? This problem must be encountered by every shipper in the process of shipping.

So what is the reason for the delay in express customs clearance? Today, let Xiao Bian to answer the reasons for the delay in express customs clearance and common solutions.

What is the international express customs clearance delay

It usually refers to the failure of express parcel customs clearance in the destination country, resulting in a longer time limit for customs clearance.


The general reasons are these:

① When the information provided by the sender is incomplete or defective;

② The goods have obvious trademarks;

③ The local international express company is not solvent;

④ When the actual value of the items you send is inconsistent with the declared value.

When the above problems are encountered, customs clearance will be delayed and inspected by the customs of the destination country.

Common Causes of Delay in International Express Customs Clearance

and solutions

First: customs checks. Customs at the destination will conduct spot checks on the goods. If your product is selected in a routine spot check, no assistance is required at this time.

Solution: If there is no problem with your goods, you can only wait for the customs to inspect the goods and then release the goods.

Second, it involves tariffs. Your goods are subject to customs duty at their destination.

Solution: International express companies generally have two ways to deal with it. If the tariff is relatively small, they may help the recipient to pay in advance; if the tariff is relatively large, the recipient needs to go to the local customs to pay. If the recipient refuses to pay the duty or does not have time to pay the duty, customs clearance may be delayed.

Third: the value statement is inconsistent. The local customs believes that the declared value does not match the actual value of the goods, and the declared value is too high or too low. In general, the value of the goods declared by the sender will be relatively low to save the recipient's customs duties. If it is too outrageous, it will delay customs clearance.

Solution: If the actual value of your goods is the same as the declared value of the goods, but the local customs believes that it is not, in this case, you will need to provide proof of the value of the goods.

Fourth: the issue of commercial invoices. The product name on the invoice is not detailed or the product name is wrong.

Solution: The sender needs to re-provide the commercial invoice and re-declare it.

Fifth: involving imitation brands. If the goods are famous brand, or the goods have a famous brand logo.

Solution: Need to provide the brand or these brands of authorization, if there is no authorization, the goods are likely to be seized or returned to the sender.

Sixth: involving contraband. Some of the goods are locally banned products, or contraband.

Solution: This kind of goods belong to illegal mailing. When you encounter them, you need to find a local professional customs clearance company for customs clearance. In most cases, such items are difficult to be effectively addressed.

Seventh: the recipient problem. It may be that the recipient information is incorrect or the recipient is on vacation, resulting in the inability to contact the recipient, customs clearance information or tariff payment problems cannot be confirmed.

Workaround: You need to provide the correct recipient information again (to confirm that the recipient can be contacted) in order to contact the customer to arrange customs clearance.