FAQs - Export Entry


FAQs

 

  1. What is an export entry?

  2. Can I export foodstuffs, fruits and vegetables to other countries?

  3. Where and when should I submit the Export Entry?

  4. What kinds of goods are required to be declared in the Export Entry?

  5. If my export shipment does not need carry any dutiable commodities, do I need to submit any declaration?

  6. How can I make amendments to the lodged export declarations?

  7. How can I lodge export declarations?

     


What is an export entry?

 

An export entry also known as the export bill of entry is a customs document which takes care of all the details (value, classification, origin, destination, weight, freight and insurance, exporter’s name and address, etc.) of the goods being exported. It is submitted electronically to customs (for validation) by a declarant on behalf of the exporter or by an exporter who is a TradeNet User. Exporters may need to liaise with their shipping agents (both for air and sea transport) to know the time they should bring their goods to the export shed so as to leave a reasonable time frame for any customs verification.

 

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Can I export foodstuffs, fruits and vegetables to other countries?

 

You can send these items to other countries provided you have:

 

  • submitted an export entry covering your consignment,
  • obtained the appropriate export permit or authorization from the relevant authorities,
  • made necessary arrangements and reservation with the airline agencies (storage at required temperature).

 

You might be able to export these products but clearance from customs in the recipient country will depend on the authorities in that country. Permits/authorisations might be necessary to clear the goods. MRA Customs is unable to provide information about the Customs requirements that apply in other countries. To source this information, contact the appropriate consulate or embassy representative.

 

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Where and when should I submit the Export Entry?

 

The export entry should be submitted electronically before the shipment of the consignment. Normally, these formalities are carried out by the declarant. As a private exporter, you can perform these formalities provided you have a Front End System.

 

After customs clearance is obtained, the goods can be entered in the export shed from where they would be shipped.

 

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What kinds of goods are required to be declared in the Export Entry?

 

All goods, except bona fide person's baggage, to be exported should be declared in the export declaration.

 

If my export shipment does not carry any dutiable commodities, do I need to submit any export declaration?

 

Yes, except in cases where parcels and packets and bona fide trade samples not being merchandise for sale are exported by post or courier

 

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 How can I make amendments to the validated export declarations?

 

Amendments are also known as post-entries and can be made if errors or changes have occurred in the details of the export entry. Post-entries are sent electronically by the declarant / broker to customs for approval.