CAA customs clearance guide

Tariff related

Tariffs: Tariffs refer to the taxes collected by the Customs set up by the government to the importing and exporting countries when import and export commodities pass through a country’s customs boundary. Customs in various countries have different methods for collecting customs duties, which are generally based on the ad valorem tax. Tariff is a kind of tax that is commonly levied by all countries in the world and refers to a kind of tax levied by a country’s customs on goods or articles entering or leaving the country.

International freight often requires payment of import duties, but this does not mean that your goods are detained by the customs. This is because the cost is not the same depending on the destination and the value of the goods, so be sure to fully understand what fees you or the consignee need to pay.

Customs Tariffs (Customs duties), also known as Customs Duties, refer to a list of countries’ regulations on the tariff levied on imported goods and the systematic classification of imported taxable commodities and duty-free commodities. It is the basis for customs taxation and a concrete embodiment of a country’s tariff policy. From the content point of view, the customs tax generally includes two parts: First, the customs regulations, regulations and instructions for the collection of tariffs; second is the tariff rate table. The tariff rate table is also composed of the tax code number, commodity name, and customs tax rate.

Document preparation

If you want to avoid delays in the entry of goods, it is crucial to obtain the required documents in advance.

Make sure to enter all necessary information into your commercial invoice to guide customs authorities in categorizing and processing your shipment.

Certain goods, whether origin or destination, or due to a specific customs clearance process, require the provision of special permits or other documents as required by the law of the country or region of destination. Accurate documentation will help customs authorities process your shipments more efficiently. For more details, please contact us.

Packing list: If more than one package is contained under an order, the packing list is required. Please note that different regions may have different requirements in this regard due to the different goods shipped. The packing list must correctly and clearly describe the consigned goods and their quantity and weight.





Understand the customs regulations and requirements of the country of destination

Export rules vary from country to country. You need to ensure that you are fully aware of the licensing system, special terms and restricted or prohibited goods in your country of destination.

Although CAA currently provides services in most countries in accordance with international sanctions, we only follow the regulations and sanctions formulated by the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and other countries.

Useful links:

List of European Union rejected traders
US PFAC designated trader list
US OFAC Department Sanctions Confirmation List
List of U.S. Industrial Security Agency legal entities

List of U.S. Industrial Security Agency legal entities

All North Korea’s entry and exit services are suspended and need to wait for further notice.

Russia and Ukraine

Recently, many countries have imposed sanctions that prohibit the sale of certain items to certain Russian and Ukrainian personnel and legal entities. In addition, the United States has also imposed a comprehensive trade embargo on the Crimean region.


All Syrian entry and exit services are suspended and need to wait for further notice.