DSV eases hassle with new customs classification service
DSV launches a new customs classification service for international businesses called DSV Customs Classification. With the new service, the company offers to perform customs classification on behalf of businesses, ensuring compliance with regulations and easing customers’ administrative hassle.
With all countries in the world actively involved in trade, it is time-consuming to understand and oversee all the requirements to legally ship to or source from a given country. With DSV Customs Classification, the company ensures the information about the goods DSV classifies comply with local customs regulation.
“To be able to export a simple screw to one country, you need to sometimes determine many specific details in a complex and labourious process,” says Robert Wisniewski, customs manager, International Shared Service Center, at DSV, adding, “With DSV Customs Classification, we provide a structured, straightforward process which can be used early in the company’s import and export planning activity.”
The new DSV Customs Classification service is divided into seven steps, where customs information about the goods is analysed, classified and validated by DSV customs classification experts on behalf of the customer. When all customs documents are ready to be handed over to the relevant authorities, DSV shares this with the customer.
“The DSV Customs Classification team consists of subject matter experts who have an in-depth understanding of global merchandise as well as the legal aspects of customs tariffs. They ensure that products are thoroughly analysed and matched with the relevant tariff numbers,” says Wisniewski.
The risks associated with the use of the wrong classification ranges from simple errors and time spent to disputes with authorities that can take time, cost a lot of money and cause delays in deliveries. In serious cases, customers even risk having shipments seized and import privileges denied.
The DSV Customs Classification service is live from February 4.