Issues regarding import declaration baby clothes due to incorrect invoices
27 August 2019
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)
Customs law states that baby clothes cannot be larger than size 86. Larger sizes are officially regarded as ‘boys/girls clothing’. However, we often see invoices listing baby clothing in size 92. If this is used for the declaration, the customs service will register it as being incorrect.
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.
Do you have any questions about invoices and/or import declarations of baby clothes? Contact our declaration department via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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