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What is Fiscal Representation and how does it work?

Fiscal Representation, from a customs and trade perspective, refers to the legal representation of a company or individual by a third party in customs and fiscal matters in a foreign country. It is a crucial service for businesses engaged in cross-border trade as it allows them to comply with the customs regulations and fiscal requirements of the foreign country without the need for a physical presence or establishment in that country.

Under fiscal representation, the appointed representative, often a trusted customs and trade service provider, acts as the authorized representative of the company or individual in dealings with the customs authorities and other relevant fiscal institutions. This representative assumes legal responsibility on behalf of the represented entity for customs and tax-related obligations, ensuring compliance with the foreign country’s customs procedures, tax regulations, and reporting requirements.

Fiscal representation services typically include tasks such as filing customs declarations, managing import/export documentation, arranging customs clearances, handling VAT (Value Added Tax) or other tax-related matters, and representing the client in communication with customs authorities. By engaging a fiscal representative, businesses can navigate the complexities of foreign customs regulations, minimize administrative burdens, and ensure smooth customs compliance while conducting international trade.

You can outsource the physical and administrative work of processing declarations. It remains your responsibility however as owner of the goods to ensure you have complied with customs rules and regulations. The obligation to have paid any duties and taxes due also rests with the owner of the goods.

The commercial invoice, packing list, and shipping document are essential for customs clearance. Still, your package will only physically leave customs control once all duties and taxes have been paid or guarantees given.

For certain cargoes, you may need additional documents such as import / export licences, or certificates of origin to clear customs.

Before release of international freight upon arrival at destination or departure from origin, the owner must complete customs clearance. The exporter must obtain export clearance before the cargo leaves the port of origin. Similarly, a package can only leave the destination port and into ‘free circulation’ once the importer has received import clearance.

Even seasoned shippers making customs entries can run into complications if they don’t have the appropriate documents on hand.

It’s critical you meet the conditions of the jurisdictions your freight is exported from and being imported into.

You can outsource the physical and administrative work of processing declarations. It remains your responsibility however as owner of the goods to ensure you have complied with customs rules and regulations. The obligation to have paid any duties and taxes due also rests with the owner of the goods.

The commercial invoice, packing list, and shipping document are essential for customs clearance. Still, your package will only physically leave customs control once all duties and taxes have been paid or guarantees given.

For certain cargoes, you may need additional documents such as import / export licences, or certificates of origin to clear customs.

What Fiscal Representation services does TNETS Global offer?

Here is a brief list of Fiscal Representation services we offer around the world:

Importer of Record

Exporter of Record

VAT Agency

Intrastat

Fiscal Agency

Compliance Audit

Importer of Record (IOR) Services

As an importer, you understand the importance of fulfilling all customs requirements and ensuring the smooth flow of goods. With TNETS Global’s Importer of Record services, we take on the responsibility of acting as the legal entity for customs purposes. Our experienced team handles all necessary documentation, customs clearance, and compliance procedures, reducing the burden on your business while ensuring seamless imports.

Exporter of Record (EOR) Services

When exporting goods, complying with the regulations of the destination country can be a complex task. TNETS Global’s Exporter of Record services empower you to overcome these challenges effortlessly. We act as the designated Exporter of Record, assuming legal responsibility for customs purposes. Our experts manage all export-related paperwork, ensure compliance, and facilitate smooth cross-border shipments, allowing you to expand your global reach with confidence.

VAT Agency Services

Managing Value Added Tax (VAT) can be overwhelming, especially when conducting business across borders. TNETS Global’s VAT agency services simplify the process by providing expert guidance and support. Our knowledgeable team assists with VAT registration, filing returns, compliance monitoring, and ensuring accurate VAT calculations, ensuring your business remains compliant with VAT regulations while minimizing your administrative burden.

Intrastat Services

Tracking and reporting Intrastat data is crucial for businesses involved in intra-EU trade. TNETS Global’s Intrastat services streamline this process, ensuring accurate and timely reporting. Our experts handle data collection, validation, and submission, enabling you to fulfill your Intrastat obligations effortlessly while avoiding penalties or compliance issues.

Fiscal Agent Services

Navigating complex fiscal regulations can be a daunting task. TNETS Global’s Fiscal Agent services provide you with a trusted partner to handle fiscal representation matters. Our team ensures compliance with local fiscal regulations, assists with tax registrations, acts as a liaison with tax authorities, and handles all related fiscal matters, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your business objectives.

Compliance Audit Services

Staying compliant with customs regulations is crucial for your business’s success and reputation. TNETS Global’s Compliance Audit services provide comprehensive assessments of your customs procedures and processes.

Our experienced auditors identify potential risks, offer tailored recommendations, and help you optimize your customs operations to meet regulatory requirements. By conducting regular compliance audits, we ensure that your business remains on the right side of the law.

Experience hassle free Fiscal Representation with TNETS Global

At TNETS Global, we understand the critical role of fiscal representation in international trade.

Trusted Partner

With our comprehensive suite of services and deep industry knowledge, we are your trusted partner for customs and trade management solutions.

Our commitment to excellence, compliance, and customer satisfaction sets us apart as a leading provider in the field. Contact us today and experience the seamless and efficient fiscal representation services that will drive your business forward.

Certification of Origin (COO)

A Certificate of Origin (COO) states where the items originate, were processed or obtained from ensuring that the export or import is lawful and that export or import duties and taxes are correctly calculated.

The consulate or chamber of commerce can sometimes issue or certify this document. For claiming duty preferences, it’s usually the national customs body in the country of origin which issues the COO.

The exporter is responsible for delivering the certificate of origin following the rules and regulations of the destination country.

Working with experienced customs brokers makes international shipping easier. Customs brokers are registered and licenced professionals who can assist with customs clearance and guarantee that you have the proper documents for your freight shipment.

Read more about certificates of origin and how TNETS Global can assist you with these here.

Purchase Order

A purchase order is a formal declaration that you have received an order. This document contains information about the transaction, including the parties involved, the products, and the transaction date.

 

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