A customs declaration is a document that shows the lists and detailed description of goods bound for import or export. The customs declaration is mostly submitted by travellers upon arrival or departure, at the border of individual country.
Through customs declaration, the customs authorities control what types of goods or items are imported or being exported. Typical, the control serves two major purposes:
Travellers who do not properly declare the goods being imported or exported may be subjected to a fine or confiscation of their goods. In some cases, however, high import duties are levied on certain goods to discourage citizens or businesses from importing them.
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