Recently I needed to clear my goods at Australian Customs which were arriving from China by sea. Everyone said me find a broker, but I'm not that kind of person, I like doing different unknown for me before myself.
I could find relevant information with examples on the Internet. So here we go.
You need fill 2 forms:
Registering as a client form, you should fill twice for yourself and a company exporter.
b650 import declaration.
I reckon there are no problems this the first form, but the second one was night mare for me.
I tried to find the answers in these documents which were sent me from the the exporter company in China. Later I was told by Customs Service officer that they have problems with standards document in China and it's very common. So I did my best and found what I could in Chinese docs, but almost everything was incorrect. They provided me a commercial invoice, where they miss to include shipment expenses, packing list, packing declaration and insurance, you must pass this docs to Customs too. But all correct information could be found in... an invoice which was issued me by local logistic company. Of course I even didn't open this invoice, when I fill this form. Let me show my docs and you'll see.
As you can see you can find all needed numbers in the invoice. I won't show other docs, just believe me there are nothing useful. The form still have few lanes with no answers in the docs as post code, invoice term time, valuation type, cargo type. Just google it, I was incorrect with my first guess. Tariff classification numbers could be googled also, it's just number of type of product you're importing. Although if you have few mistakes in your form, the officer will correct you, don't worry.
Good luck on you, you can do it!
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