How the Customs Information is Populated

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International shipments require customs information to be provided. Dynamic Ship makes that process simple by using information already in your system to create the necessary documentation for a successful labelling process.

The following describes the steps you must take to generate the customs information and where the data is being populated from:
I. In the Package Worksheet, select the Customs action. This is blocked if the shipment is not international.

Dynamic Ship Package Worksheet

II. The Customs Card will open and populate data:

Dynamic Ship Customer Card - CDD00035
  1. Line details are pulled from what has been packed and collated by Item No.
  2. Value per Item is
    1. Pre v2.2.2: Pulled from the Item’s “Unit Price” for shipments or “Unit Cost” for transfers.
    2. Pulled as per the Dynamic Ship Setup “Customs Line Value Source”.
  3. Currency is retrieved from the General Ledger Setup.
  4. Weight per Item is retrieved from the Item’s “Net Weight”.
  5. Weight UOM matches the License Plate’s.
  6. Country of Origin is
    1. Retrieved from the Item’s “Country/Region of Origin Code”.
    2. Or, if the above is not set, the Company’s “Country/Region Code”.
  7. The Tariff No. is retrieved from the Item’s “Tariff No.” field. This field is hidden by default in BC SaaS, so it will need to be added to the page before you can see it.
  8. The content explanation must be manually entered or programmatically via extensibility.
  9. EEL PFC: This is for external EEI / AES / ITN / B13A numbers. Note that your AES number should be added in the format of “AES X123456789” and not just “X123456789”.
  10. Certify allows you to sign the customs as accurate, attributing the user’s name to them.

This data will then be digitally transmitted to the carrier when you get the label. You can then print the Commercial Invoice to include with your package, or if your carrier allows it, remain paperless. On newer versions of Dynamic Ship you can control the printing of the commercial invoice from “Dynamic Ship Setup”:

Dynamic Ship Setup

If they do not fill in the “Incoterm” on the package options, the default is DDU (delivered duty unpaid). The default incoterm for a customer can be set in “Customer Options” by adding a package option template code with the incoterm set. Otherwise the incoterm can be manually filled in on the package worksheet using the –packoption command or action.

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