What does customs classify as baby clothing?
21 December 2017
Do you import baby clothing? Then it may be advisable to check the details on your invoices again. As it happens, we often see the same error repeated in the preparation of import declarations for customs. Often, sizes that are too large are recorded as baby clothing, which can cause delays in declaration, as well as sanctions by customs.
Baby clothing up to size 86 (inclusive)
So what is classified as ‘baby clothing’? Customs regulations state that baby clothing can be no larger than size 86. Larger sizes are officially regarded as ‘boys/girls clothing’. However, we often see invoices listing baby clothing in size 92. This is incorrect and will result in an incorrect declaration.
To prevent this, we naturally correct these errors when we encounter them. It is logical that this takes up more time, which can delay your import declaration and your consignment. It is naturally better to avoid this.
Instruct your supplier
Have you found errors on the invoice in respect of the size of the baby clothing? Then we advise you to contact your supplier about this directly. That way, you will avoid potential problems, such as a fine from customs, additional physical checks and delay of your consignment.
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