As an importer you may have considerable flows of goods coming from countries outside the EU. In order to release these goods for free circulation, an import declaration should be filed.
Many importers outsource the import process to customs brokers who take care of filing the declarations by means of the Local Electronic Declaration System system, which is managed by customs. In that respect, you may receive overviews of the Local Electronic Declaration System from your customs brokers, containing the customs duties due.
These overviews are often indistinct or incomplete. Therefore, a complete and consolidated overview of the import information may not be available within your organization.
Deloitte's Customs & Global Trade services group has developed an efficient tool for analyzing data with respect to the import declarations recorded in the Local Electronic Declaration System.
By means of the Import Analyzer Deloitte practioners will, based on the VAT/EORI identification number, analyze the import data for a specific period on, amongst others, the following aspects:
- Total amount of declarations per period;
- Overview of the place of declaration and the customs brokers;
- Overview of the various used tariff codes;
- Total customs value and customs duties due per period;
- Overview of the countries of origin and countries of export mentioned in the declarations;
- Overview of the requested and preceding customs arrangements.
By means of this analysis, a complete and consolidated overview of the import information will be available within your organization. Furthermore, together with Deloitte it can be determined whether deviant transactions have been recorded in the Local Electronic Declaration System. We have experiences that customs brokers occasionally use the VAT identification number of other companies for filing import declarations. Usually, this would stay unnoticed, but by analyzing the import data, it is easy to determine whether declarations have been filed mentioning unusual tariff codes.
Furthermore, by means of this tool it is also possible determining the minimum yearly costs for filing the import declarations.