Customs clearance formalities

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To introduce a good into the Tunisian customs territory from outside for a predetermined use or destination while paying the duties and taxes payable on importation, the economic operator or his agent must follow some specific provisions

Establishment of the detailed declaration of the goods (DDM)

As soon as the advance manifest has been registered, the importer or his representative may load the accounting through the TTN platform by opting for a customs procedure.
The establishment of the DDM is possible only after validation of the manifest by the ship’s consignee.
Non-manifest declarations for flammable, perishable and bulky products may be recorded independently of manifest validation.
After registration and validation, the declaration must be submitted to the admissibility counter within 5 days.
The DDM is sent electronically via the TTN platform along with the attachments payable to the customs clearance office.

Establishment of the detailed declaration of the goods (DDM)

As soon as the advance manifest is registered, the importer or his representative can load the detailed declaration through the TTN platform by opting for a customs procedure.
The establishment of the DDM is only possible after validation of the manifest by the ship’s consignee.
Non-manifest declarations for flammable, perishable and bulky products may be recorded independently of manifest validation.
After registration and validation, the declaration must be filed at the
admissibility counter within 5 days.
The DDM is sent electronically via the TTN platform along with the attachments payable to the customs clearance office.

Regardless of the registration office, the processing of the detailed declaration is carried out according to the principle of automatic selectivity, thus the customs information system “SINDA” assigns the declaration to a corridor.

  • Green Corridor: BAE emission
  • Orange Corridor: Documentary Control of the Declaration
  • Red corridor: physical control (inspection) of the goods

study and liquidation of the detailed declaration

The study and liquidation of the detailed declaration depends on the customs office of the goods where they were declared, three cases may arise:

Customs formalities