The last stage is to inspect and finally release cargo from Customs custody. Importers submit the verified Declaration together with the payment receipt at appropriate warehouses. Customs inspectors then inspect the imported cargo against the Declaration made. If the cargo inspected corresponds to the Declaration made, the Customs inspectors will record the inspection result to the computer system and release cargo to importers.
Nevertheless, the process of cargo inspection under manual system is different from that under EDI system. As regard to manual cargo clearance, shipments are inspected on a random basis as specified by the Customs Department. EDI system, however, requires that the cargo under profile be examined as deemed appropriate regardless of the random rate specified by the Customs Department for manual system (Customs Notification No. 47/2543).