Early and proper documentation for custom clearance is an essential criterion in logistics and supply chain firms. Customs clearance involves preparation and submission required to facilitate the delivery of the consignment. It is significant to make available shipping clearance documents before the vessel arrivals. This aids in the early delivery of the consignment and reduces the risk of it being delayed at the customs office. Below are the enlisted documents:
Bill of Laden: Is an official shipping document which contains the information pertinent to the shipment.
Form M– The Form ‘M’ is a letter of intent of the Importers to declare their intention to import goods.
PAAR (Pre-arrival Assessment Report.)- A document used in declaration, issued by the Nigeria Customs Service through the bank. A valid PAAR approved by NCS is required to clear goods entering Nigeria.
Clearance Letter: It’s a document that gives an agent rights to clear goods at the terminal.
Assessment Notice: A document showing the duty charge.
DTI Print: Out DTI stands for “Direct Trader Input”, and is a new way of lodging customs declarations.
Letter Of Indemnity: it’s an undertaking guaranteeing contractual provisions will be met, otherwise financial reparations will be made.
Duty Receipt: It’s a proof of Duty Payment. Duty is a charge paid to the government for bringing in goods to the country.
Authority Letter: It’s a document that permits a person to clear goods on behalf of a company.