WCO REJECTS COUNTRIES’ NEED FOR PRE-INSPECTION SERVICES
The World Customs Organization says countries should avoid the use of
pre-inspection services to check shipments coming from overseas.
Many developing countries use pre-inspection services to insure that
they’re not getting ripped-off on duties by shippers.
In many countries, about 2 percent of an import’s value goes to paying
for pre-inspection services.
"It’s an enormous amount of money," said Leonid Lozbenko, deputy
secretary general for the World Customs Organization. "Customs agencies should be
using that money to improve their operations."