You might think that the import of goods automatically leads duties being levied. However, this is not allways necessary. With proper planning you can prevent having to pay these duties as customs legislation provides for options in order to avoid payement of duties. There are for instance several possibilities to suspend the payment of duties and/or the applicability of of trade policy measures. You can think of temporary importation, inward processing relief, customs bonded transportation and/or storage. When used properly, with the correct licenses, these customsprogramms can lead to a lot of duties being saved.