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Glossary

Duty deferment account

A duty deferment account is a facility provided by customs authorities that allows businesses to defer the payment of customs duties, import VAT, and other charges on imports until a later date.

This helps businesses avoid paying duties and taxes upfront at the time of importation, thereby improving cash flow and facilitating smoother trade operations. Duty deferment accounts are particularly beneficial for businesses that import goods regularly or in large volumes.

It’s really important for businesses to follow the rules of their duty deferment account and pay the deferred amounts on time. If they don’t, they could face penalties or even lose the ability to defer payments.

Also, it’s a good idea for businesses to check their duty deferment account statements regularly to make sure everything adds up correctly and to stay in line with customs rules.

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