July 06 2016
The Community Customs Code states that the 'abandonment' of goods must be carried out in accordance with national provisions and must not cause harm to public funds. Abandonment may be either express or implied. Express abandonment occurs when the interested party resigns its goods through a letter sent to the administrator of Customs, while tacit abandonment occurs when the carrier leaves the burden on Customs by decision of the consignee. This update examines how ports should deal with abandoned goods.
In cases where abandoned goods remain in port without being removing, the Navigation Act provides as follows:
The Police Regulations, Rules and Service Ports applies to all ports in Spain. Among other things, the regulation governs the treatment of goods abandoned in port service areas.
Article 49 of the regulation sets out the following guidelines:
For further information on this topic please contact Ignacio Rodríguez at San Simón & Duch by telephone (+34 913 579 298) or email (email@example.com). The San Simón & Duch website can be accessed at www.lsansimon.com.
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