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China Manifest Rule for US Importers

By admin on November 19, 2018 in Customs Brokerage, Import China, Importing to U.S.
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General Administration of Customs China (GACC) has released Order No.56 [2017] to adjust the Advanced Manifest rule (GACC advisory in Chinese) to ensure smooth customs clearance and effectively strengthen customs’ implementation of safe entry and risk prevention for import and export goods into/from China.

The rule will be effective from 1st June 2018 and includes the implementation of following.

  1. China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM) enforcement wherein Advanced Manifest must be submitted to China Customs 24 hours prior to cargo loading on vessels sailing to/from China mainland ports.
  2. The manifest data must be accurate and complete for all goods under the Bill of Lading (BL).
  3. Full details of the Shipper and Consignee (or Notify Party if Consignee is To Order) must be provided in the shipping instruction (SI). Due to this adjustment in policy, Enterprise codes are newly required as follows.

    Enterprise code of shipper/consignee/notify party in China

      Unified Social Credit Code (USCC) or Organization Code (OC) is required as Enterprise codes.

      If the shipper or consignee in China has a Unified Social Credit Code (USCC), provide the     

      USCC in the form of “USCI + USCC code”.

      If there is no USCC, provide the organization code in the form of “OC + organization code”

    Enterprise code of shipper/consignee/notify party other than China

      Non-China shipper/consignee/notify party’s Enterprise code is required.

      Since different Enterprise codes are used in each country, please check and provide it.

      Examples of Enterprise code:

      – Japan – Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

– USA – Tax ID number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) if importing as individual

      – UK – Company Number or VAT Number

To comply with the above regulatory requirements and ensure no delays with China Customs clearance, please ensure to provide the data in your shipping instruction (SI) for vessels loading to China from 1st June 2018 onwards. Please follow the documentation cut off as advised by your nearest booking office.

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