Have you ever had to correct your data when importing or exporting goods to Indonesia?. What should you do if this happens?. If then you need to do redress. What is a redress then? How is it implemented in Indonesia?.
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What is Redress?
First, redress is the change or revision of data sent in the customs database. The data referred to here are manifest data (data on the cargo of the transport fleet). In Indonesia, BC 1.1. is one of the documents to redress.
Redress to the BC 1.1 data usually in relation to error regarding the number, brand, size, and type of packaging and/or container. Besides that, it can happen also when there is an error in the name of the consignee and/or the declarant in the manifest.
Redress Implementation in Indonesia
As of 26 September 2018, customs has implemented the third generation manifest system in all international ports and airports overseen by 104 customs offices across Indonesia. With this third manifest system, the entire process of managing manifest documents is done electronically. Moreover, it is also available 24 hours in advance.
Additionally, it also applies to Non-Vessel-Operating-Common-Carriers (NVOOC), postal operators, and changes to manifest data (remedies). In order to do that, you need to include Taxpayer Registration Number (NPWP).
Based on DJBC (Indonesian Customs) data, applying the third-gen system can reduce the submit time by 0.81 days or 19.6% of the previous generation manifest. The resolution takes only 15 minutes online. Previously, manual remediation could take 5 to 6 hours. Thus, this decrease the remediation by 47.45%.
Reasons of Redress
There are several reasons why your documents need to get redress-ed, which are :
The first reason is there are defects in the details of the package and/or container. Usually, the details include number, merk, size, types of packaging, and/or the container.
The second reason is there are errors in the number of packages and/or containers and the number of bulk items.
The third reason redress happens is when you need to combine multiple items into one item. Not only that, the same thing applies vice versa.
The fourth reason is when there is error in the consignee’s details. Whether it is the name, address, etc.
The next reason redress happens is because of a change in manifest items.
Last but not least, there is an incorrect number and/or date of shipping documents. If that happens, it needs to get redressed.
To submit redress, you need to prepare several documents needed, included :
Redress Request Letters
First of all, make sure to submit a request letter to do the redress. Inside this letter, you have to write what needs to be redressed.
The second one is the transport document. It can vary depends on what kind of transport you use. If you transport via sea, you need to prepare a bill of Lading. If by air, then submit an airway bill is necessary.
The third one is the Invoice. An invoice is a document used as proof of transaction or settlement, issued by exporters to importers.
Next is the packing list. It is a document containing detailed specifications of exported goods as per the invoice. It is prepared by the exporter or the company directly packing the goods.
Then you need an explanation Letter. This is from the consignee that states the goods belong to them. This letter is only required if you want to change the name of the consignee.
SPP / SPSA
Last but not least, SPP or The Customs Application Letter is used for post-clearance recovery of underpaid import duties and taxes in the context of imports. Which are not attributable to tariff and/or customs value determination.
The next one is SPSA or The Letter of Determination of Administrative Sanctions. Consequently, he function is to levy administrative sanctions in the form of fines. In addition, administrative sanctions are not always in the form of fines.
However, These documents are only needed if there is an error in the number of packages and/or containers and the number of bulk commodities.