The port authority must notify the Belgian Customs of the arrival of the seagoing vessel. This arrival notification ensures that the cargo manifest (CUSCAR) is released for making follow-up declarations. From that moment on import or transit declarations can be made, for the automatic discharge of the goods articles concerned in the goods compatibility in PLDA.
When the goods are discharged, they are automatically included in the RTO (Temporary Storage) of the terminal where the goods are discharged by means of the declaration temporary storage. In concrete terms, this means that the terminal may not release these goods for pick-up before a follow-up declaration is made for these goods.
In practice, the notification of arrival of the vessel will already occur upon departure from the UK. The shortest sailing route is 6 hours. In this way it is already known on arrival of the ship which shipments should or should not be checked.
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