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Sample Examination

When Customs initiates an identification procedure on suspected goods based on the application, applicant may take apart samples of suspected goods if they are unable to substantiate their claims without dismantling suspected goods in identification procedures, on condition that all the requirements for approval for “Sample Examination” are satisfied and the security is provided. The approval for “Sample Examination” are given, nonetheless, it does not imply an extension of the limited period for a release of suspended goods.

(Article 69-16 of the Customs Law, Article 62-24, 62-25 and 62-26 of the Cabinet Order for Enforcement of the Customs Law)




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