What To Pay Attention To In Customs Clearance of Hazardous Goods


Do you understand the transport of hazardous goods

The import and export of hazardous goods is strictly controlled in all countries and therefore there are certain requirements for customs declaration of hazardous goods.

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What is the difference between a hazardous goods declaration and a general cargo declaration?

In the daily process of foreign trade by sea, you may find that the export process of ordinary goods and hazardous goods is not the same, so today this here to give you a summary of the differences between the two for your reference!

①Booking differences:

For general cargoes, you only need to provide a letter of entrustment, English MSDS and a report on the conditions of transport of the Chemical Industry Institute.

Dangerous goods booking: In addition to the power of attorney, the English MSDS, the Chemical Industry Institute's transport conditions identification report, you also need to provide the dangerous goods certificate and dangerous goods application form.

②The difference between release orders:

General cargo release: 7 days in advance, then pick up the container at the yard.

Dangerous goods release order: also 7 days in advance, but need to be declared as dangerous, after the release of dangerous goods, need to arrange dangerous goods truck to pick up the boxes.

③Packing difference:

General cargo crating: there are no absolute requirements, just normal crating, and then get a packing list from the fleet.

Dangerous goods loading: need to be carried out in the dangerous goods warehouse, the fleet also needs to send dangerous goods information to the shipping agent, after loading, get the packing list and packing instructions.

④The difference between inbound and outbound:

General cargo entry: Direct entry.

Dangerous goods entry: you need to wait for the port to accept the goods before you can enter the port.

There is no major difference between the customs declaration and the signing of the bill of lading, but it is worth noting that the bill of lading for hazardous goods will show the wording reflecting that the goods are hazardous.

What to look for in a hazardous goods customs declaration

1.Before exporting dangerous goods, provide the dangerous goods specification to the freight forwarder (the dangerous goods specification must include the name, dangerous goods level, dangerous goods page number and UN number in English and Chinese), and let the freight forwarder ask the customs whether the port accepts such dangerous goods.

2.If the port accepts the dangerous goods, the booking can be arranged.

3.Before booking, an entry-exit inspection and quarantine inspection unit registration application form and packaging identification application form must be filled in. The factory will submit an application to the local Commodity Inspection Bureau for the identification of the packaging of dangerous goods for export by sea.

4.When booking, in addition to the normal documents, the following documents must also be provided: dangerous goods cargo instructions in English and Chinese (copy), the use of dangerous goods packaging containers for export by sea identification results, the performance of dangerous goods packaging containers for export by sea identification results (carton packaging) Note: sometimes need to provide proof of packing.

5.booking if different categories of dangerous goods, the booking of dangerous goods must be booked according to the different dangerous characteristics of each type of booking with the ship, so that the ship according to the different characteristics of dangerous goods in accordance with the "International Maritime Dangerous Regulations" of the isolation requirements are stacked meteoric transport, in order to facilitate security. For example, a letter of credit and contract while shipping oxidizers, flammable liquids and corrosives three different nature of the goods, the consignment must be three different nature of dangerous goods according to three separate copies of the consignment note, not a consignment note at the same time consign three nature of incompatible dangerous goods; otherwise, the ship will be three incompatible dangerous goods loaded together, three different nature, incompatible goods are very easy to The three different and incompatible goods will easily come into contact with each other and produce chemical reactions, causing combustion and explosion, resulting in accidents. In the case of container transport, it is important not to load incompatible dangerous goods together in one container.

The following are some of the information that shipping companies require from their customers when shipping hazardous goods.

①Letter of Guarantee

Shipping companies generally need the customer to issue a non-dangerous goods guarantee, not only limited to the provision of goods transport conditions identification letter, the guarantee must be the production unit and business unit knock the official seal as proof.

②Description (product specification)

When customs declaration is required, it is necessary to provide customs with a description of the situation or product specification, mainly stating the transport name, chemical name, molecular formula, physical and chemical characteristics of the product, which also needs to be stamped by the production unit and the operating unit.

③DS Chemical Safety Data Sheet

MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is a chemical safety statement, also translated as Chemical Safety Technical Sheet or Chemical Safety Data Sheet. It is a document used by chemical manufacturers and importers to clarify the physical and chemical properties of chemicals (e.g. PH value, flash point, flammability, reactivity, etc.) and the possible hazards to the health of users (e.g. carcinogenic, teratogenic, etc.).

Mainly provide other information of importance to safety, including: references, filling time, filling department, data review unit, etc.

④The use of dangerous goods packaging identification results sheet

⑤Inbound cargo packaging performance inspection results sheet

⑥Technical instructions for loading dangerous goods

Chemical packing.

Chemical packing is a more complex' process, depending on the different types of packaging for chemicals.

1.Cardboard drum.


3.Woven bags.

4.Iron drums.

5.Iron drums.

6.Cardboard drums.

Provide declaration information

Seven working days in advance to provide the original declaration related information of the goods.

1.The shipowner company will provide the ship certificate, to the designated company to take the original seal

2.Technical specification of packaged dangerous goods; (if non-dangerous goods, omit here)

3.Declaration of safety and suitability for transport of dangerous goods in tank filling containers; (if non-dangerous goods, omit here)

4.A copy of the receipt from the station

Provision of customs declaration information

Provide the original export declaration documents 3 days in advance.

1.Bill of lading;

2.Packing list;

3.Customs declaration order;

4.Export customs declaration form;

5.Information sheet of the goods (the shipper should introduce in writing the purpose of the goods, as well as the characteristics, molecular structure formula, etc.);

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