Import Penalty?

Dropshipping

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In our country, if we import goods without a importer permit then we are charged the customs plus the penalty of importing without license.

This is valid even on normal goods of small value.

We are now in the process of getting that license but it is proving to be very tedious.

Is there any such penalty imposed in your country as well?
 

Corzhens

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Re: Import Penalty?

Gee, that sounds dubious to me - importing without a permit. Over here, the customs will be your problem if you import without a permit. I don't know if that method of importing without a permit is practiced here but definitely it will entail more expenses. If you have no license to import then you can use a brokerage for that matter so they can be the one to import for you. But, of course, you have to pay the fee that they charge. Brokerage companies here are good in that line that's why the owners get rich quick in a legal way. And speaking of legal, one issue in importation is the illegal drugs. That's why they are strict in the inspection of the imported shipments for it may contain illegal drugs.
 

Vampa

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The import penalties are everywhere . . .

The import fees, exorbitant customs fees and anything less that is slapped on anything that is imported is meant to discourage people from buying cheaper goods from overseas. If more people buy "locally produced" goods because it's good for the economy, there'll be more jobs for everyone, etc.
 

Dropshipping

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Re: Import Penalty?

Gee, that sounds dubious to me - importing without a permit. Over here, the customs will be your problem if you import without a permit. I don't know if that method of importing without a permit is practiced here but definitely it will entail more expenses. If you have no license to import then you can use a brokerage for that matter so they can be the one to import for you. But, of course, you have to pay the fee that they charge. Brokerage companies here are good in that line that's why the owners get rich quick in a legal way. And speaking of legal, one issue in importation is the illegal drugs. That's why they are strict in the inspection of the imported shipments for it may contain illegal drugs.
We do not do anything illegal. We do not have a license yet, because here it takes months of time to get such a simple license and moreover you have to grease the palms everywhere to get such a license. That is a big problem as we are just starting out.

But now it seems that in order to avoid the extra charges we have no other option but to get that license.

Thanks for the advice on the brokerage companies, I didn't knew about them. Will look into them today, maybe that way I can import cheaper.
 

xTinx

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Everyone should be a licensed importer they can even transport goods from another country. That's basic knowledge and anyone who willfully oversteps the law for some selfish reason won't even get away with it and should be made accountable for the said deed.
 

rz3300

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Well thankfully I am not really aware of any situations here where we have been hit with a penalty, although we are not directly involved in the importing process all that much, outside of a couple of products. I am pretty sure that it depends on where you are importing from though, and some countries have really stringent rules and others probably do not. I wish I knew a little more, but I just really do not have the experience. That said, though, I am curious to see the other responses here. Thanks for sharing.
 

explorerx7

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In my country, if you import goods that need a licence and you go ahead without the permit, you may find that the goods may me seized and auctioned in some instances and there are some situation where the goods will be destroyed. If you import products derived from animals such as items containing milk or cheese or animal fat to name a few, you would have to first receive a permit from the Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture because they are able to determine the countries from which it would be safe to import these products from, therefore, if you should go ahead and import without the permit, the goods could be confiscated and destroyed.
 

esilv

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Re: Import Penalty?

Everything requires a license and permission these days. I do mean EVERYTHING and ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. It is amazing to see just how far our globally-connected world has gone with this idea and concept as a whole. Whether it is importing or exporting, or anything in between, you will be required to do or to show something.
 

tpicks

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In my country if you import goods without the necessary import permission you will pay a big penalty at times your goods can be confiscated. I am not too sure how smooth or tough it is to obtain the necessary import licence but one thing the goods you intend to import must fall within the acceptable. The danger of importing without licence some nefarious activities can be perpetuated like importing contraband items.
 

Lindsay

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Over here we can import small items for personal use (e.g. a single DVD etc.), as long as you pay the customs which are rather expensive. I have done that myself, and it is worth it for certain rare DVDs etc. that never reached European release.

What is not good is when people try to evade customs. For example we had trouble with several Brazilian clients who wanted us to mark shipments or trade goods as "gifts" to avoid customs fees and them having to get licences. Apparently the cost over there is very high. We had to let them know we do not do business in that way.
 

pwarbi

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People have always tried to avoid paying more than what they have to, and when it comes to customs charges I think that has always been the case also. For small items and personal purchases then it's understandable I think that people will try and get away with not paying as the worst that usually happens if they get caught is that they have to pay the charge later before they get the goods, but for a business then we have to make sure that we do everything by the book these days.

If we are relying on items being delivered at a certain time so we can then sell them on to a customer that's waiting for delivery, the last thing we want is goods being held in customs for long periods of time, and on top of that getting a fine as well as that will eat away any profit that we are going to make in the first place.
 

esilv

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Every country out there has, or should have an import penalty or some very basic form of similar action to keep people responsible and accountable. Not only this, but larger companies as a whole can be put in check. This truly helps.
 
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