The customs Administration requires importers to comply with the following duties and obligations.

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1. As an importer you shall:

Duties and obligations of the importer:

Inform any change in your company or business during importation for timely updates on regulatory changes ;
Know the import procedures and declaration requirements to import controlled (restricted) goods;
 Know the contents of each consignment and clarify to relevant parties if needed;
 Ensure that you provide all supporting documents and information for permit declarations to your clearing and forwarding agents;
Include freight and insurance charges in the declared value of imported goods;
 Declare additional goods (like gifts, samples etc) with their transaction or other acceptable values.
Ensure the product details (Hs code ,quantity ,description etc) are correctly declared;
Ensure all the permit conditions are compiled with;
Apply for customs supervision if required;
Discharge and complete all the customs formalities in due time as prescribed in the law ;
Maintain detailed, itemized and up to date accounts
 Provide commercial records, book of accounts and any other related documents to the customs officer as required by the latter;
Keep your supporting documents for a minimum of five years;
Verify the completeness, correctness and legal validity of all information and documents provided to the customs office;

2. As an importer:

  You shall not make declaration without verifying the authenticity of all the supporting documents
  You shall not use a Per forma invoice for permit declaration
   You shall not under invoice or declare a nominal value of goods ;
  You shall not declare the country of the port of loading as the country of origin when the goods originate from another country;
  You shall not share your TIN and pass word with another person ;
   You shall not try to drive any unlawful benefit whatsoever by reducing or avoiding taxes and duties which are otherwise payable on the goods ;
  You shall not delay in the discharge of customs formalities including the payment of taxes and duties;
  You shall not delay in the discharge of customs formalities including the payment of taxes and duties;
  You shall not use or provide any unlawful, inappropriate or incorrect document or information to the customs office

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