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Going through customs

Most managers travel a great deal these days. However experienced a traveller you may be, are you confident that you know all you should know about customs procedures?

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Customs officers occasionally carry out selective checks on travellers passing through the green or blue channels on their way to the exit door. When they stop people, they look for items and may also you about what you are carrying. In to ensuring that you are not prohibited goods, there are some other important rules that you follow. These are:

  • Never carry for anyone else.
  • Make sure that the duty and tax have been paid on that you are bringing in.

There are various why you may be stopped when going Customs. This can happen if:

  • you are a lot of extra luggage,
  • you have a lot of cash with you,
  • you are flying in from a where drugs are easy to obtain, such as Amsterdam,
  • you are extremely nervous when you pass through.

If you are stopped, you should with the customs officers. It will not to get impatient. It might be a nuisance to unpack your luggage, but that is the law. Customs may well help you to your bags. If items are damaged during the check, you can claim . Claims are settled ten working days. If you have to pay extra duty or tax, this can be at the airport. If you are caught smuggling prohibited goods into EU countries, you could face up to seven years in prison.


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