When To Apply A Container Seal？
The editors are mainly talking about the time when the Customs added, as well as the customs' strict management regulations on the seal. The main purpose is to protect the goods from being more secure. Customs will apply seals in the following two situations:
1. Customs check out of the box. Customs inspection refers to the opening of the container by the Customs officers, or checking it out completely, in order not to allow the owner to think that it was viewed illegally by another person. The closure of a Customs seal indicates that it was checked by the Customs. At the same time, the Customs inspection record must record the Customs seal number.
2. Customs transit. The customs transit is the goods imported from the port customs and transferred to the inland customs for declaration.
For example, the equipment imported from West-East Gas Pipeline in Xinjiang is imported from the Tianjin Port. The Customs officers of Tianjin Customs need to use the Customs seal to seal it, indicating that the contents of the container have not yet been paid taxes and no one is allowed to demolish it. Only after the Urumqi Customs has declared and paid taxes can it be removed. If there are 16 pieces of equipment in the container, you need to pay 160,000 yuan in tax. If you take 5 pieces to take apart, Urumqi Customs will check the Customs seal and pass it passively, which will make the smuggling police look for trouble.
Article 37 Goods supervised by the customs cannot be opened, withdrawn, delivered, shipped, exchanged, modified, mortgaged, pledged, retained, transferred, replaced, used for other purposes, or disposed of without the approval of the customs. No one may open or destroy any seal that is imposed by the customs.
The seal is a lock-like device that is applied by a specific person after the cargo is loaded into the container and the door is properly closed. Seals can be divided into customs seals, commercial seals, and commercial seals, depending on the person to whom they are applied. Once the seal is properly locked, it cannot be opened unless violently destroyed (ie, cut), and the damaged seal cannot be reused. Each seal has a unique numbered identifier. As long as the appearance of the container is complete, the container door is properly closed, and the seal is normally locked, it can be proved that the container has not been opened without authorization in the middle of transportation. The condition of the container is supervised by the packer when it is loaded. Customs seals are not permitted to be opened at will, and they must be held liable.