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MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT
CONSTITUTION OF ASSOCIATION
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These are the standard trading conditions which govern the business practices of Customs House Brokers.

Both the client and the Customs broker agree to be bound by the agency agreement and power of attorney including the standard trading conditions unless or until one of the parties advises the other in writing to the contrary.

Definitions
“Mauritius Customs” means the department of national revenue and any other department or agency of the Government of Mauritius thereof having jurisdiction.

“Client” is any person, firm, association or corporation at whose request or on whose behalf either directly or indirectly, the Customs House Broker undertakes any business or provides advice, information or services.

“Customs Broker” is the person licensed by the Customs department or other authorized body, to engage in the business of Customs Broker as per the Customs Act and Regulations in force.

“Disbursement” means any payment made by the Customs Broker on behalf of the client, for any product or services rendered in connection with the facilitation of the import and export of goods.

Fees & Disbursement
  1. The fees for services shall be in accordance with the fee schedule as agreed upon between the client and the customs broker as amended from time to time.
  2. The fees for a declaration as per documents handed by the client to the Customs Broker do not include eventual Post Entry, COR or any other additional administrative procedure to non compliance of import procedure in which event additional fees will be claimed.
  3. Fees for declaration is in accordance to declaration made as per documents submitted by the client for services which ends at times of delivery whether customs allow delivery or not.
  4. The client shall pay to the Customs Broker all fees charged for the services rendered by the Customs broker to the client + VAT at the appropriate rate.
  5. A disbursement fee of 2.5% on the total amount of disbursement + VAT at the applicable rate.
  6. Overtime Fees will be claimed at the applicable rate when examination goes before 9.00hrs or beyond 16.00hrs.
Invoicing & Payment
  1. The Customs Broker shall issue invoices to the client for all fees and disbursements pertaining to services rendered to and on behalf of the client.
  2. All such invoices shall be payable upon receipt, or as otherwise agreed, by the client.
  3. Interest on all late payments shall be paid at the rate of 1% monthly on amount due commencing 14 days after the invoice date or as otherwise agreed.
  4. In the event of default of payment by the client, the Customs Broker, in addition to any other legal rights and remedies shall have the right to retain, all goods of the client which are currently in his possession and all goods of the client which may in the future come into his possession. The right of possession shall include the right to sell the goods by public auction in the event that such default shall continue for a period of 45 days.
Duties & Responsibilities of the Client
  1. The client shall provide to the Customs Broker all information necessary for the Customs Broker to provide the services set out herein, including all information required to complete Mauritius Customs documentation and or data requirements.
  2. All documents submitted to the Customs Broker by the client should be original documents as per Customs requirements.
  3. Promptly, review all documentation and or data and notify the Customs Broker of any inaccuracies, errors or omissions found therein and advise the Customs Broker accordingly.
  4. Payment of duties and taxes to the Comptroller of Customs should be borne immediately after validation of the B/E failing which the client is responsible for all claims and fines by the Customs due to non payment of duties and taxes.
  5. The client is solely responsible for any importation of prohibited and counterfeit goods or any illegal items that may be found in his consignment.<
Duties & Responsibilities of the Broker
  1. The Customs Broker shall at all times provide Services in a timely and professional manner and make declaration at Customs on behalf of the client on strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of Mauritius as per documents submitted to him and to assist the client with the Customs Authorities.
  2. The Customs Broker shall take all reasonable steps to provide Services in accordance with the instructions from the client, provided however, that, should the customs broker reasonably consider that it is in the interest of the client to depart from the client’s instructions, the customs broker shall have the authority to do so and shall be indemnified and saved harmless by the client for so doing.
  3. Declaration made by the Customs Broker on behalf of the client in subject to the documents submitted by the client which should be in English/French with specific description..

  4. The Customs Broker has no liabilities on declaration made with documents of wrong or misleading description.
  5. The Customs Broker shall not be liable for any failure to provide the services which is a result of the operation of the applicable laws of Mauritius or any other country or change in the policies of Mauritius Customs.
  6. Liabilities of a Customs House Broker should not exceed Rs25,000/- in any circumstances.
Termination
In the event that the agency agreement and power of attorney is terminated and there are any outstanding matters pertaining to the client for which the customs broker has been engaged by the client and for which the customs broker remains liable, the agency agreement and power of attorney shall continue in force with respect to such matters until such matters are concluded and payment by the client to the customs broker of such funds as may be required to satisfy all outstanding payment liabilities of the customs broker to Mauritius customs and others (including all fees and disbursements) has been made by the client.
 
 
 
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