What is customs clearance?
When goods are exported from or imported into a country, this must be accompanied by customs clearance. The compulsory procedure involves, among other things, presenting and checking import and export documents to customs officials, determining and paying duties such as customs duties and taxes (e.g. VAT) and examining other factors such as storage and transport. The aim of customs clearance is to monitor the flow of goods between individual countries, taking into account the relevant laws and trade agreements.