Types of Customs Regimes

If you are interested in entering the world of import or export this article it’s for you, because one of the things that you should consider if you decide to start in international trade are customs regimes.

Before going into detail on the matter of Customs Regimes, it’s important to have in mind that this corresponds to the part of the international legal framework for merchandise marketing. 

And, arises as a need to inspect or control everything that is imported or exported from one country to another, its characteristics depend on each one in particular and are adjusted to the rules that regulate international operations, however, to have better idea let’s define it.

What are Customs Regimes?

According to European Union Regulation 952/2013 of October 2013, Customs Regimes are defined as the set of steps and operations that are carried out related to a specific customs destination, when you want to import or export a specific merchandise.

So we could say, customs regimes are necessary so that the control of goods entering and leaving a country is carried out in accordance with international trade laws, there are basically six types:

  • Definitive Regimes: 

Corresponds to the final calls, it’s divide into import and export.

Definitive import regime: is what happens when foreign goods has the purpose of remain in the country for unlimited time and the general import procedure is carried out.

Definitive export regime: this customs regime consists of the departure of goods from the national territory for an unlimited time. 

  • Temporary Regimes:

It’s when the goods that enter the country remain in it for a limited time and with a specific purpose. Temporarily imported merchandise.

• Tax deposit:

The tax deposit allows individuals to keep their goods stored as long as they need it and as long as the storage contract exist and the service is paid for.

• Transit of goods:

Local: is the transfer of merchandise under fiscal control, from one national customs office to another.

International: it is the transfer of goods under fiscal control, from one international customs to another through our country.

• Preparation, transformation or repair in a fiscal area:

Is the entrance of foreign or national merchandise to a fiscal area, for its transformation, preparation or repair, either to be returned abroad or to be definitively exported.

• Strategic fiscal area

Is the entry of foreign, national or nationalized merchandise to strategic fiscal areas for a limited time, so it can be handled, stored, guarded, exhibited, sold, distributed, transformed or repaired.

If your company requires support, international transport of goods, or if you want to start in international trade, consider hiring qualified staff who knows all the legal regulations required, so that you have good results.

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