Customs Valuation Methodology of Products

In accordance with the World Trade Organization, TecEx follows its methodology of valuation for customs clearance. The purpose of the valuation of imported goods is to accurately determine ad valorem duties for all imported goods.

Following a hierarchical structure, if the first method does not apply, move on to the next step.

  • 1

    Transaction Value

    The customs valuation is based on the commercial price of the goods, which is usually shown on the invoice.

  • 2

    Identical Goods

    The value is calculated on identical goods in all respects to the products in question (i.e., goods were produced in the same country and by the same person as the merchandise being appraised).

  • 3

    Similar Goods

    The value is calculated on similar goods produced in the same country and by the same person as the merchandise being appraised, (ii) is like the merchandise being appraised in characteristics and component material, and (iii) is commercially interchangeable with the merchandise being appraised.

  • 4

    Deductive Value

    The value is calculated using the transaction value of selling or expected selling price of goods in the market. This includes similar, identical, or completed goods in the market (including competitors).

  • 5

    Computed Value

    The customs value is determined using the cost of production of the goods being valued plus the profit and general expenses reflected in sales of similarly classified goods.

  • 6

    Fall-Back Method

    If none of the methods 1-5 are workable, the above should be adapted to fit unusual circumstances.

Customs Valuation in the International Trade Process

Customs valuation is essential to international trade. It ensures the accurate assessment of duties and taxes on imported goods by establishing internationally recognized methodologies for determining their value.

Compliance with these standards enables customs authorities to prevent undervaluation practices, thereby safeguarding against lost tax revenue. Additionally, it promotes fairness in trade by ensuring uniform duty payments across businesses dealing in similar goods.