ADJUSTMENT TO CHINA CUSTOMS ADVANCE MANIFEST (CCAM) REGULATION - EFFECTIVE 1 JUNE 2018
In the last few days, The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) has released the announcement for Order No.56 (2017) to adjust the advanced manifest regulations. These adjustments are effective as of 1 June 2018. (Attached as published and translated from the Customs website).
The major requirements are the enforcement of the submission of accurate manifests within 24 hrs prior to loading. The manifest must be complete and accurate with full cargo information - loading and unloading place code, consignor code, consignee name, country code, contact information and identification numbers. Most of this information is already provided currently.
Other than this standard information already provided at the time of an SLI submission, the major adjustments relate to the specific requirement to provide detailed information that relates to the Shipper and the Cnee.
In the case of Australian importers this will be the requirement for correct Business name, address, ABN # (ACN), contact phone number and contact person at destination. Your suppliers will be requested to supply this information for themselves and the cnees that they are shipping to. If they do not have this information then TCF customer staff will need to contact you in order to obtain this information and submit this information to our partner 24hrs prior to a manifest being lodged and a shipment being loaded.
The key requirements are:
- Enforce advanced submission of manifest 24hrs prior to loading. Complete and accurate cargo information as carried in the manifest must be submitted to China Customs electronically 24hrs prior to loading onto vessels that sail to/via out of Chinese mainland ports.
- The manifest must reflect accurately and completely all goods under bills of lading
- The requested data includes consignor and consignee information as well as company codes and communication numbers for origin and destination. (for Australian companies this is an ABN or ACN #)
- If the Shipper or cnee is a person and not a company then an ID number or Passport Number will be required
- Commodity details listed and shown on the documents are required to show more details. Eg - "Apparel" should be shown as Ladies Dresses or Children’s Pants
Further information is attached from the Chinese government website (translated - English).
For more information and a Chinese (untranslated) version of the regulations, please find the link below:
Should you require further information please contact your local TCF Customer Service representation
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