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Definition: Goods declaration

Customs terminology

A goods declaration is a statement made in the form prescribed by the customs, by which the persons interested indicate the particular customs procedure to be applied to the goods and furnish the particulars which the customs require to be declared for the application of that procedure (Kyoto Convention, annex A.1, definition (e)).
"The International Convention on the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures" (Kyoto Convention), quoted in United Nations, "International Merchandise Trade Statistics - Compilers Manual (Edition 2004)", United Nations, New York, 2004