What does customs clearing mean?

The term ‘customs clearance’ or ‘customs clearance’ refers to the completion of customs formalities when goods enter the EU. Goods presented to Customs from outside the Union are subject to customs supervision. The goods are then referred to as ‘controlled goods’. Only after payment of import duties, VAT and other taxes, the goods are released for free circulation. Handling fee is a servicing fee you pay to the service provider for preparing the customs clearance documents and handling all customs formalities.

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