Customs Examination is the physical verification of the cargo to ensure that it is consistent with the information declared on the Bill of Entry (BoE).
The Customs Examination Sub-process contains 5 basic steps:
- The driver of the vehicle carrying the cargo opens it to give access to Customs.
- The Customs Examination Officer verifies the cargo.
- The Customs Examination Officer makes a decision on further processing:
- Approve the BoE for immediate clearance
- Flag an issue
- In cases where the BoE is not approved, the Customs Declarant must either:
- Submit additional information to answer the issue, or
- Re-submit the BoE to address the issues identified in the Rejected BoE
- In cases of serious discrepancy, a Customs Offence Report (COR) may be raised.
- Bill of Entry
- Cargo for inspection
- BoE submitted successfully
- Duty and Taxes paid
- Document Verification / Compliance completed