What is first check assessment procedures in import customs clearance

 

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What is first check assessment procedures in import customs clearance?

You are importing some goods from a foreign country. You would like to confirm all pieces and parcels are in order as well as the quality of goods is perfectly meeting with your specification provided to your foreign seller.

Your overseas seller ships cargo as per the agreed terms and conditions between both of you and your buyer.

Once cargo arrived in port of discharges, you arrange to file import customs documents to take delivery of goods. Once you have taken delivery of cargo from customs clearance, the term import procedures and terms of contract to ship the cargo ends. You will come to know the exact condition of goods only once the cargo arrived at your premises. However, you need to know the quality and quantity of goods before customs clearing the cargo. In this case, you can arrange ‘first check procedures’.

What is first check procedures in Import? How to do First check procedures beforeWhat is first check assessment procedures in import customs clearance completion of import clearance procedures by buyer . After filing Bill of Entry with customs which is the prime and legal document to file to complete import customs procedures, you can approach customs authorities for permission of ‘first check procedure’. Once you obtained permission for first check procedures, you will be permitted to draw samples of goods shipped by your foreign buyer as well as to arrange a surveyor to survey the goods. You can satisfy yourself with the quality and quantity of goods supplied by exporter. If quality meets with your requirement, you can continue to complete import customs procedures and formalities to take delivery of goods.

If you have any dispute in quality, you can suspend in completing further import clearance procedures and formalities to take delivery of goods. You can inform your overseas buyer in this regard and you can stop proceeding further with completing customs procedures and formalities. Either you can reject the cargo or you can demand compensation with the overseas shipper based on your business relationship with your overseas supplier.

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Brian: is there any notification/circular from indian customs to survey the cargo for its quality at the time of examination in 2nd check where duty has been paid. supplier has cheated by sending briks instead of alum ingots

MAKRAND SABLE: THANKS.

Navneet Lamba: Re: First Check. I have read the procedures of first check as mentioend above, my only question here is basis the procedures that "If you have any dispute in quality, you can suspend in completing further import clearance procedures and formalities to take delivery of goods. You can stop proceeding further with completing customs procedures and formalities. Either you can reject the cargo or you can demand compensation with the overseas shipper based on your business relationship with your overseas supplier". In case consignee has rejected the cargo, then in this case what happens to the import Customs Duty DUE / Shipping Line discharge port charges and Container Freight Station movement/handling and container ground rent charge. Who will absorb the cost which have been already incurred by Shipping Line and Container Freight Station WELL IN ADVANCE. Awaiting your feedback on same. Tks/Rgds. Navneet Lmaba.

Jagan Mohan M: The procedures / formalities to be followed in importing / exporting materials of all kinds.

disouza: We are an export company based in Karnataka. Please be informed that we have a shipments from USA to India which will be re-exported to Dubai (UAE). Is there a provision where we do not clear the goods in India and re-export it? (No payment of customs duties & GST) If yes, then please let us know if DHL can do this for us and what is the procedure.

sumit: This is with reference to your blog howtoexportimport.com regarding First check procedures while importing in India. https://howtoexportimport.com/What-is-first-check-assessment-procedures-in-impor-92.aspx My queries are as follows: 1) What is the concerned custom notification number that gives the right to an indian importer to check the container before collecting Bill of Lading from the bank. 2) I have asked about first check procedure from 4 customs official but they deny of such a provision. Custom officials say that no such provision is there in the customs manual. Please guide what to do?

surendran kollerath: CUSTOMS MANUAL reads as follows: 4. Examination of goods: 4.1 All imported goods are required to be examined for verification of correctness of description given in the Bill of Entry. However, ordinarily only a part of the consignment is selected on random selection basis and examined. Also, the goods may be examined prior to assessment in case the importer does not have complete information with him at the time of import and requests for examination of the goods before assessing the duty liability or, if the Customs Appraiser/Assistant Commissioner feels the goods are required to be examined before assessment. This is called First Check Appraisement. The importer has to request for First Check Appraisement at the time of filing the Bill of Entry or at data entry stage giving the reason for the same. The Customs Appraiser records on original copy of the Bill of Entry the examination order and returns the Bill of Entry to the importer/ Customs Broker for being taken to the import shed for examination of the goods. Thereafter, Shed Appraiser/Dock Examiner examines the goods as per examination order and records his findings. In case appraising group has called for samples, he forwards sealed samples accordingly. The importer is required to bring back the said Bill of Entry to the assessing officer for assessing the Bill of Entry, which is countersigned by Assistant/Deputy Commissioner if the value is more than Rs.1 lakh.

urvashi: First of all, would like to thank you for developing a site which help people from our Industry to learn and acquire knowledge about the subject . I have below query -We want to export metals from UK to UAE, one of our customer has requested 100% L/C and release the payment after SGS inspection at the destination port. As per my understanding, importer has to first clear the payment and release the documents from bank, then he can arrange the post Inspection at the destination port right OR can Importer first do the post inspection and then releases the payment? We are not sure about this type of payment terms, hence would request you to shower some light on the payment terms. Look forward to your earliest reply. Thank you in advance.

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