Hello I'm a importer of Petroleum Jelly. One of my customer is saying he wants a industrial grade Petroleum Jelly on whose jar its label should say "Petroleum Jelly - Made In India" Dist by XYZ Company". My question is could customs hold this shipment saying no this is for skin use and not Industrial Grade. My vendor's invoice, his declaration in the Origin port all say industrial grade.
It really depends on how you, as importer, classify the product and the HC you use.
Now, keep in mind that Customs can always challenge your classification. It is up to you to rebut their position and persuade them otherwise. The invoice itself and the certificate of origin may not suffice. You may need, if possible, the manufacturing process to sustain your classification.
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I concur with Mr. Paternoster. He gave you an excellent answer. In order to determine the proper classification you would need to show more documentation. I would suggest to consult an international attorney. Best.
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