Shipping to Poland
Customs House Brokerage
|Export Customs Clearance||Transit Documents|
|Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the EU.||A transit document allows the free movement of containers through European territories, suspending the payment of Duty and VAT until the destination.|
Additional Custom House Brokerage services
- Customs Quick Health Scan – A high level risk & control assessment of the customers business highlighting potential gaps and providing support and solutions where required.
- Peak Volume Management Programme – Assistance with daily Customs House Brokerage activities when the customer needs it most.
- Origin and Free Trade Agreements – Awareness & guidance on FTA’s & preferential origins.
- Classification Management – An overview of current Classification Databases or a Full End-to-end Reclassification Programme from our trained specialists.
* Costs will vary depending on the type of business, size & requirement – please refer enquiries to Damco.
What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?
Signed Power of Attorney (POA)
Signed by the buyer & on Company Letter Headed paper. This grant’s permission for Damco to complete CHB on behalf of the buyer and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.
Mandatory documents required:
- Signed POA
- Commercial invoice(s)
- Packing list(s)
- Classification Number / HS code
The buyer must have a valid EORI and VAT number to hold a solid audit trail with customs authority and tax office & to be eligible to claim back any potential VAT paid.
Additional documents (where applicable) *
- Copy of the Bill of Lading
- Health Certificates
- Preference Certificates
* Originals to be submitted to Damco where necessary
Q: What is the Pricing / Cost of these services?
A: Please refer to the pricing schedule presented to you.
Q: What can hold up my Customs Clearance?
A: A variety of reasons can hold up a clearance, to name a few but not limited to, would be awaiting mandatory documents, awaiting payment, customs holds, Port Authority holds and vessel delays.
Q: What is an EORI Number and how do I get one?
A: An EORI (Economic Operators Registration & Identification System) Number is a unique reference number issued by Customs to Trader and is required to import or export goods. This is a one-time application, more information can be found on https://puesc.gov.pl. You can check if EORI no is valid on: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds2/eos/eos_home.jsp?Lang=pl
Q: What is a classification number HS Code?
A: A classification number is a unique 10-digit code that relates to a specific product and determines the amount of Duty payable. The Trade Tariff link can provide help and useful tips to enable the customer to classify their products. https://ext-isztar4.mf.gov.pl/taryfa_celna/
Q: Why do I need to provide a classification number HS Code?
A: It is the Importers/Exporters legal responsibility to ensure the classification of their products are correct. However, if they are unsure please advise to contact Damco, who can assist in an advisory capacity only.
Q: How will I know when my shipment has cleared customs?
A: Our team at MyCustomsPL@Damco.com will email the customer with clearance paperwork as soon as the shipment has been released from customs and is free to leave the port.
Q: Who can I contact regarding my Customs Clearance?
A: Please contact MyCustomsPL@Damco.com
Q: Who will invoice me for my Customs Clearance?
A: Damco will raise an invoice for all Customs and Port entry related costs.
Q: I have a query regarding my Customs Clearance Invoice, who can I contact?
A: For Damco invoice, please contact MyCustomsPL@Damco.com
Abbreviations & Explanations
CHB = Customs House Brokerage
VAT = Value Added Tax
EORI = Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification
HTS = Harmonized Tariff Schedule
AEO = Authorized Economic Operator
POA = Power of Attorney
T1 = Transit Document which allows the movement of non-EU commodity between two customs offices (EU)
T2L = Document which proofs the EU status
Intermodal surcharges and pick-up
For Intermodal Surcharges and Pick-up rates click here: Inland Magazine
|Deadlines for AE10 vessels departed from DCT Gdańsk:||Cargo cut-off||VGM cut-off||Shipping instructions cut-off||IMO cut-off for final DGD||Container matching deadline|
|Friday 06:00||Thursday 18:00||Friday 06:00||Wednesday12:00||Thursday 08:00|
|Change of destination fee (COD)||per container||USD 300|
|Change of destination fee – Administrative Cost (CAD) – effective as of 15thJanuary 2018. Applies if T/S port remains the same, amendment related to the final port of discharge. Must be requested 96hrs before the arrival to the T/S port||per b/l||USD 300|
|Change of destination fee – Extra Restows (CED) – effective as of 15thJanuary 2018. Acceptance of the extra costs associated is must.||per container||USD 300+ extra costs associated|
|Booking cancellation fee/amendment/reduction fee*||per container||USD 50|
|Renomination fee*||per container||EUR 30|
|*charge is applied to container, which is already gated in at terminal DCT Gdansk, and is rebooked to next vessel and/or new discharge port, due to customer request / action|
|Documentation Fee (ODF) – valid from 1stJanuary 2018 (PCD)||perB/L||EUR35|
|Documentation Fee (ODF) – valid before 1stJanuary 2018 (PCD)||perB/L||EUR30|
|Origin Ceritificate Charge||per certificate||EUR 55|
|VGM discrepancy fee (GWM) EUR 30 per container, applicable when cargo booked weight + container’s tara declared during GATE-IN DCT Gdańsk differs from final VGM by more than 1000kgs||percontainer per correction||EUR30|
Demurrage and Detention
Export Demurrage free time
|Ports of Gdańsk and Szczecin in Poland|
|Dry cargo||9 calendar days||(day of gate in included)|
|Reefer cargo||7 calendar days||(day of gate in included)|
Note: IMO cargo follows the free days of dry containers
|Export Detention free time|
|All cargo types||5 calendar days||(day of gate in included)|
Export Demurrage and Detention charges after Free Time
|Ports of Gdańsk and Szczecin in Poland
Special equipment follows the charges of dry containers.
|Equipment size||DRY||REEFER||DRY - IMO|
|20'||EUR 13.00 (days 1-7)||EUR 53.00 (days 1-7)||EUR 13.00 (days 1-7)|
|EUR 23.00 (day 8 - onwards)||EUR 83.00 (day 8 - onwards)||EUR 23.00 (day 8 - onwards)|
|40'||EUR 13.00 (days 1-7)||EUR 53.00 (days 1-7)||EUR 13.00 (days 1-7)|
|EUR 23.00 (days 8 onwards)||EUR 83.00(day 8 - onwards)||EUR 23.00 (days 8 onwards)|
|45'||EUR 13.00 (days 1-7)||EUR 13.00 (days 1-7)|
|EUR 23.00 (days 8 onwards)||EUR 23.00 (days 8 onwards)|