Temporary storage facility

A temporary storage facility is a type of building where goods are stored under customs surveillance. It is the perfect solution when you are missing documentation required to make a customs declaration or need time to complete other formalities. If you are looking for a company with its own temporary storage facility, look no further — Logistiko is your next business partner!

How does a temporary storage facility work?

A temporary storage facility allows you to store goods for up to 90 days. Within this period, you need to attend to all formalities and declare goods or transfer them to a customs warehouse. In order to put goods in a temporary storage facility, you need to declare them using a declaration of temporary storage (DSK). In exceptional situation, a declaration of temporary storage can be replaced by other documents, such as a summary declaration, a cargo manifest or other transport documents.

The owner has access to their goods stored in a temporary storage facility. However, they can’t introduce any modifications in terms of appearance, characteristics or packaging. Only activities necessary to complete customs formalities can be carried out in a temporary storage facility.

What is a declaration of temporary storage (DSK)?

A declaration of temporary storage (abbreviated to DSK in Polish) is a key document when importing and exporting goods. It is used when goods arrive at a port or other place that serves as an entry point to a country, but have not yet gone through full customs clearance. A declaration of temporary storage allows you to briefly store those goods in designated locations, such as temporary storage facilities, until all customs formalities are completed.

Understanding the significance and role of a declaration of temporary storage is key to ensuring smooth logistics operations. The document allows business owners to effectively plan their actions making sure that the goods are stored legally and safely until all customs procedures are completed.

Temporary storage facility vs. customs warehouse

While both temporary storage facilities and customs warehouses are used for storing goods, there are several important differences between the two. The biggest difference being the storage period. In a temporary storage facility, goods can be stored by up to 90 days, whereas a customs warehouse allows you to store goods indefinitely.

Another major difference is the scope of activities pertaining to the stored goods. A temporary storage facility does not allow any repairs or other actions that could alter the appearance or technical features of goods. In case of a customs warehouse, on the other hand, it is possible to carry out repair procedures, such as applying the CE marking, applying labels or completing declarations of conformity.

Benefits of a temporary storage facility

Temporary storage facilities offer numerous benefits. First and foremost, they allow the time to complete all formalities and declare your goods. If you are missing documents or experience any other issues, temporary storage facilities can store your goods while you continue with the customs clearance.

Furthermore, temporary storage facilities ensure safe storage of goods under customs surveillance. The owner keeps access to their goods but cannot alter them until all the customs formalities are completed.

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