Customs authorities use the declared value to determine whether the goods shipped comply with their customs clearance regulations as second-hand personal effects and whether the declared value does not suggest that the articles are new and imported for resale, or for any other reason other than for personal use.
The time required for customs clearance varies from one country to another.
If your shipment has been put on hold longer than expected, there may be several reasons for this, including
- missing or incomplete documents, Customs must contact the consignee to confirm additional details
- the overall volume of shipments being processed
- the need to physically inspect the shipment, and the expectation of payment of duties, taxes or customs storage or handling fees.
The Nannybag Team will do its best to keep you informed of each step.