Customs warehouse: definition, advantages and profiles involved

May 31 2021
textile logsitics

When a company has the need to transport goods to another country, on many occasions crossing the pond, one of the most present concerns during the operation is their storage. The safety of the goods is undoubtedly a priority for companies, and it is key for the customer when choosing one carrier or another. This is where the customs warehouse comes into play, as it is considered one of the strategies used in storing business transactions with greater efficiency.

But what is it? What benefits does it present us? Who is involved?



Customs warehouse: Definition


The customs warehouse is a warehouse where goods are stored under the control and security of customs. They are stored in a designated place without payment of import duties and taxes until they are assigned a definitive regime.

The type of entry into the customs warehouse depends mainly on the final destination of the merchandise and the commercial needs of the importer.

Directly related, we have to take into account the differences between the customs warehouse (DA) and the non-Customs warehouse (DDA). Click on the link to obtain more information about it.


Advantages of the customs warehouse


As a main benefit, we highlight the advantage of storing merchandise without paying import duties and taxes until a definitive regime is assigned to the shipment of the merchandise.

Also comment on the improvement in the quality of services with the client, since it allows companies to have stock available more easily and also, you will enjoy greater efficiency in delivery times.

On the other hand, another advantage to take into account is cost savings for the company.


Profiles and actions that take place in the customs warehouse


Within the customs warehouse we find the following profiles and operations:

Custodian: It is the responsible person authorized for the management of the deposit.

Depositor: It is the person who is bound by the declaration of inclusion in this regime or, it is the one to whom the rights and obligations of the previous one have been assigned.

Representative: Represents any of the above (depositary or depositor), and presents the statements related to the deposit.

Customs control: Customs control of the warehouse in question depends on it.

Inventory accounting: Set of records of the operations carried out on the goods that are in storage: entries, exits …

Transfer between warehouses: Movement between two warehouses of merchandise linked to this regime.

Declarations / Messages: Communications that the depositor, depositary or representative, where appropriate, make to the relevant customs.


CST Group: Specialists in logistics and transport


We are a leading company in the international transport of goods, backed by 30 years of experience in the sector. We offer an extensive transport service and as customs agents, so if you need more information or a quote, do not hesitate to contact us and we will advise you as much as possible on your operations.