Consultation on Ethiopia port customs clearance and Djibouti transit requirements
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The first step is to confirm the schedule, book a booking, arrange packing, transportation, customs declaration, and shipment;
The second step is to prepare documents and arrange pre-clearance in Ethiopia after sailing;
The third step is to arrange the customs transfer and inland transportation in the Djibouti port of discharge
The fourth step, the consignee designated the yard to receive the goods.
Documents required for Ethiopia pre-clearance
Two original commercial invoices and two copies;
Two original packing slips;
One original bill of lading (3);
An insurance policy;
One certificate of origin and one copy (with the original seal)
One original and one photocopy before inspection and quarantine.
Support letter: After the import method is determined, various support letter application letters are produced;
Bill of lading endorsement: It means signing on the back of the bill of lading, and the endorsement of the bill of lading on the behalf of the owner fully hands the bill of lading to the holder;
Taxation work: The consignee first calculates the tax payable according to the list of materials and the Ethiopian tax rate and submits it to the customs;
Tax payment work: The consignee pays the tax to the customs in the specified way according to the amount of the tax.
After the documents are available, declare to the customs and obtain the transshipment permission TRANSIT PERMIT
Djibouti-Ethiopia customs clearance process
For GATE PASS:
Tell the port what vehicles the consignee wants to arrange for the port to pick up the goods. After the port agrees, issue a GATE PASS to allow these vehicles to enter the port to pull goods.
Make a shipment list and ship:
Inform the customs that the consignee has already picked up and dispatched the car, and what goods are loaded on each car, so that the Ethiopian customs can inspect and check on-site
Djibouti, Ethiopian customs working hours
Djibouti customs working hours:
Saturday to Wednesday,
9am to 1pm daily,
4pm to 7pm.
Ethiopian customs working hours: Monday to Saturday noon