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The business impact of customs
Not making decisions is also a decision. Adopting that approach in an international trade context can result in paying unnecessary fees, as well as having to handle unplanned, time-critical extra work both at the time of shipping the goods and sometimes many years afterwards.
Aertssen Transport NV
A few years ago, Aertssen faced a situation related to their bonded warehouse. One supplier continuously provided incorrect documents, which had led to a considerable customs claim. Handling this situation has been very time consuming for Aertssen. At the same time, it was important to handle the claim well to avoid potential penalties and other disturbances in the daily operations.
The challange - VWR did not have any central customs management. Instead, each forwarder also handled the import declarations. The forwarders used several different customs software systems, and archiving of all import processes varied dramatically. As a result, internal evaluations of customs processes and external auditing were complicated, leading to increased inefficiency and a higher risk.
Don’t let a door jeopardise your business
The story covers how easy it can be to overlook the need to update customs routines as well as basic, but fundamental, data when broadening the product range.