China customs require extra data for advanced cargo filings from June 1
CHINA's General Administration of Customs (GACC) has revised the information to be collected to perform advance cargo filings for imports and exports from June 1 by seeking additional data for inbound and outbound air and sea freight
03 June 2018 - 19:06
US logistics operator Expeditors explained in a notice to customers that the new GACC requirements aim to 'enhance the control over inbound/outbound vessels, aircrafts and the goods thereon by means of data declaration.'
The additional data required includes: the consignor's contact number, name, enterprise registration code or unified social credit code; consignee contact number, name, enterprise registration code or unified social credit code; notifier contact number, name, registration code or unified social credit code; and a complete and accurate description of the goods.
Manifest data must be transmitted to the GACC prior to arrival or departure within the timeframes prescribed for the mode of transportation, reported London's Air Cargo News.
In a previous customer alert, Air Canada advised that from June 1 it will be mandatory to include the shipper code and contact identifier on the master airway bill (AWB) and house AWB for all shipments destined to or transiting through China.
'The shipper code corresponds to a number that varies per country (in Canada for example, it is the corporation number). The shipper code must be indicated on the source document (on the OCI line of the AWB). Air Canada Cargo cannot verify the validity and authenticity of shipper codes. Please ensure all data is true and correct to avoid delays or penalties,' the airline said.
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