On the one hand, the customs seal serves to secure the customs-approved ropes, and on the other, it provides efficient cargo securing on the truck. The transport container can thus be sealed officially sealed in accordance with customs regulations. Unauthorised removal of this type of cargo securing from the transporter constitutes a breach of the seal, which is punishable as an administrative offence.
Furthermore, wilful damage immediately results in a so-called import duty debt (e.g. customs duty, excise duty debt or import VAT debt), which can at the least be very unpleasant for the sender of the goods or merchandise, but also usually very expensive, if the transported goods are merely in transit through the customs area.
Customs-approved ropes for securing cargo on trucks are plastic ropes that usually consist of a four-part steel / wire core coated with transparent, weatherproof plastic. Customs-approved ropes, which in addition to traffic safety also ensure that no unauthorised persons can remove valuable or dangerous goods, are secured by means of a metal plug-in seal, the so-called Tyden Seal. This type of seal is mainly used to seal locks on containers and tankers, railway wagons, box and tarpaulin trucks and packages / boxes. Among other things, the seal also serves to secure the cargo on the transporter to ensure that the load is held in place correctly at all times.
Customs-approved ropes (TIR cables) for securing cargo on trucks are mainly used in international transport and secured by means of TIR customs seals. However, different seals can be used for sealing. Normally, the customs-approved rope runs all the way around through the eyelets of the truck tarpaulin from the transporter and/or trailer. The customs-approved cords usually run together again on the back of the truck to secure the load. The seal is then attached there.