Temporary storage warehouse

A customs warehouse, also called a temporary storage warehouse, is a type of warehouse that allows goods to be stored under customs supervision. This is an ideal solution when you lack the documentation needed to make a customs declaration or complete other formalities. FORUM Sp. z o. o. offers services in its own temporary storage warehouse in Białuty 33, 05-870 Błonie.

In the Masovian Branch in Błonie, FORUM Sp. z o. o. offers a comprehensively equipped modern warehouse with a total area of 1,000 m2, including a temporary storage warehouse supervised by the Customs Branch in Pruszków.

Principles of operation of a temporary storage warehouse

A temporary storage warehouse allows goods to be stored for a period not longer than 90 days. This is the time during which all customs formalities must be completed and the goods must be declared for customs clearance or transferred to a customs warehouse. To place goods in a temporary storage warehouse, it is necessary to declare them on the basis of the DSK temporary storage declaration. In exceptional situations, the DSK declaration may be replaced by other documents, such as a summary declaration, a cargo manifest or other transport documents.

When storing goods in a temporary storage warehouse, the owner has access to them, but cannot make any changes to the goods, either in terms of inspection, properties or packaging. Only those activities that are necessary to complete customs formalities may be carried out in the temporary storage warehouse.

DSK – what is it?

The Declaration of Temporary Storage, known as DSK, is a key document in the process of importing and exporting goods. It is used when goods arrive at a port or other entry point into a country but have not yet fully cleared customs. DSK enables the legal temporary storage of these goods in designated places, such as bonded warehouses, until all customs formalities are completed.

Understanding the meaning and role of the DSK document is important to ensure the smoothness of logistics operations. Thanks to this document, entrepreneurs can effectively plan their activities, being sure that their goods are stored legally and safely until customs procedures are completed.

Differences between a temporary storage warehouse and a customs warehouse

Although a temporary storage warehouse and a bonded warehouse are both places for storing goods, there are several important differences between them. The main difference is the storage time of the goods. In a temporary storage warehouse, goods can be stored for a maximum of 90 days, while in a customs warehouse, goods can be stored indefinitely.

Another important difference is the scope of activities that can be performed on the stored goods. No repair operations or any activities that could lead to a change in the appearance or technical properties of the goods are allowed in the temporary storage warehouse. However, in a customs warehouse, repair procedures can be carried out, such as applying the CE certificate, sticking labels or completing the declaration of conformity.

Benefits of using a bonded warehouse

There are many benefits to using a bonded warehouse. First of all, it gives you time to complete all customs formalities and declare the goods. If documentation is missing or other problems occur, a temporary storage facility allows you to store your goods while still allowing the customs clearance process to continue.

Additionally, a customs warehouse ensures safe storage of goods under customs supervision. The owner has access to his goods, but cannot change them until customs formalities are completed.