PROVIDING ACCURATE GOODS DESCRIPTIONS ON WAYBILLS: November 23, 2016
Customs Authorities are increasingly requesting complete and accurate goods descriptions in order to perform security/safety screening even before shipments leave the origin country. Without accurate information, your shipment may not be uplifted or may incur delivery delays.
• Acceptable descriptions of goods include complete information, providing sufficient detail about the precise nature of goods in plain language.
• It should indicate what the goods are for and what they are made of.
• Goods descriptions must be accurate to enable Customs authorities to identify prohibited/restricted goods as well as perform adequate risk profiling for safety and security reasons.