Worldwide freight exchange has increased a thirty-fold in the last half century!

Worldwide freight exchange has increased a thirty-fold in the last half century!

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(businesspress24) - Products and raw materials of all kind cover thousands of kilometers every day. By ship, rail, truck or airplanes the world of commerce turns continuously. The global trade is booming like never before. Consequently a lot of customs specialists are necessary.

Global freight exchange – the role of customs authorities

A customs duty is a fee levied for cross-border freight exchange. Within Germany the exchange of goods is mostly free of charges. This applies for the states of the European Union, too. Goods liable to consumption taxes are an exception. Those are subject to so-called indirect taxes that are directly charged from the manufacturer or distributor. Mostly that form of tax is retrieved from the consumer by adding it to the selling price. Customs authorities are in charge of the administration of this so-called consumption tax. It applies to miscellaneous alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, coffee etc.

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Customs duties have been levied as long as anyone can remember – because they are the oldest form of trade policy. Today the customs authority is the biggest authority of the Federal Ministry of Finance and is often called the “Income Administration of the Federation”.
All goods that are imported from or exported to a non-EU country have to pass the customs. In this connection a lot of formalities must be respected. Furthermore each country often holds its own conventions. For a layman it’s mostly a downright jungle that is hard to overview. The website of the customs authority is indeed clearly arranged but in any case customs specialists are required. Because if customs declarations, export documents or movement certificates are applied or filled in improperly there might be disagreeable delays or nuisances. A horror imagination for every merchant.

For this reason logistics companies also offer comprehensive customs services for freight exchange ...

Just as the company Pfaff with its head office in Baienfurt. Along with professional international transports it offers comprehensive services for customs, too. Customs consultancy and execution are always managed with a lot of knowhow and expertise. No matter if it’s within the EU or to third party countries – the employees of Pfaff are genuine customs specialists that always keep themselves up to date by regular training courses.

What other tasks does the customs authority have? An anecdote at the end…

What has been the easiest way to smuggle cash out of Switzerland? The keyword is Lake Constance. That’s why customs officers have consistently been stalking around there. So-called cash controls have been carried out, mostly at the border crossing in Lindau, which the customs employees have been specialized for. With success: From time to time people with a vast amount of money have been caught at the so-called border triangle. Also on the Autobahn A96 officers regularly had their sight on suspicious vehicles. Here they often had the right instinct, too. The spoil grew up to 2 million per year in Lindau alone. By the way 10,000 Euro per person is the permitted amount – not more. But in recent years cash smuggling apparently has declined considerably.

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From a trucking company to a strategic logistics partner: Pfaff is today an expert for international transport solutions. One of the first goods that had been moved by the company in its starting years is petroleum – a challenging product that requires excellent know-how and absolute reliability regarding safety and technology. These founding years have strongly influenced Pfaff and have led to high quality standards that still apply today. On this basis the company developed from a trucking company to a flexible, internationally acting service partner that convinces in all fields of logistics with highly efficient and economically attractive solutions – also and above all for difficult tasks. For this reason Pfaff belongs to the few medium-sized transport and logistics companies that have got outstanding expertise in the field of worldwide project logistics.

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Pfaff International GmbH
Schussentalstr. 15
88255 Baienfurt

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Pfaff International GmbH
Schussentalstr. 15
88255 Baienfurt

Vertreten durch:
Peter Kienle

Telefon: +49 (0) 751 509 10-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 751 509 10-30
E-Mail: international(at)

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Date: 07/21/2017 - 08:50
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