Customs Clearance is a process that facilitates the entry of goods into Malaysia for commercial or personal use. There are a number of conditions that need to be met in order for goods to enter Malaysia, many of which can be completed at Customs booths at the airport. The Customs clearance process can take between 30 minutes to several days depending on the item being cleared.
Benefits of hiring a customs broker when carrying your goods via shipping
Hiring a customs broker can save you time, money and stress when clearing your goods. The Customs clearance process can be conducted at the airport but it will take longer to clear your goods through Malaysia customs as they have to go through all the red tapes by going through every single form to ensure that all the correct documentation is handed in. Below are the advantages of hiring a customs broker.
- Safe and legal delivery
You do not want your item to be seized by the local customs for customs duty, import tax and/or excise duty.
- Save time, money and energy
The process of clearing goods via customs is tedious, time-consuming and if you are working in a hurry, stressful. Hiring a customs broker can save you time, effort and money by submitting the required documents at the right time as advised by your customs broker. Fresh or perishable goods such as foodstuff or flowers that have short shelf life will lose their quality after being detained at the airport warehouse for a long period of time waiting for clearance. So this is very important if you need to clear your goods fast and on an urgent basis.
The fees levied by Customs and the cost of photocopies will make your expenses worthwhile to hire a customs broker.
- Peace of Mind
If you are carrying a large amount of goods, it is safer and more secure to do the clearance via a customs broker. You can get all the required information on what you have in your luggage including details about the items that you are carrying in your luggage. Hiring a customs broker will ensure that your goods are not damaged during transit and it will be stored properly upon reaching their destination country or place that they are going to deliver. Your goods will be delivered safely.
Hiring a customs broker means a professional has been entrusted with the responsibility and accountability of your goods. If you are carrying luxury items or even if it is just ordinary items, proper care will be taken to ensure that your belongings are transported from one country to another without further damage. Usually, customs brokers have knowledge about different types of transport services available in the country for the smooth delivery of your goods. They know the travel distances between each place and will only choose the right transport service that can deliver your goods in a short period of time and at a reasonable price.
Hiring a customs broker can save you time, money and stress when clearing your goods. Hiring a customs broker can also help you spare time at the airports. There are numerous conditions that need to be met in order for goods to enter Malaysia, many of which can be completed at the airport. The process of clearing goods via customs is tedious, time-consuming and if you are working in a hurry, stressful.