GACC New Manifest Policy for China Imports and Exports

Monday, June 4, 2018

GACC New Manifest Policy for China Imports and Exports

On Friday, June 1 the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) began requiring manifest submissions 24 hours prior to loading, or risk missing the intended sailing. This provision requires new data elements related to goods being imported and exported from China and must be accurate and complete for all goods under the bill of lading and waybills. Full contact details of the Shipper and Consignee, and the Notify Party (if applicable) are mandatory. For exports out of China, please note that the shipper, forwarder, and NVOCC information would require a USCI code, and the consignee and notify party information would require an EIN or comparable foreign government identification number.

The new data elements are as follows:

  • Shipper’s company code
  • Shipper’s Phone number
  • Consignee’s company name
  • Consignee’s company code
  • Consignee’s Phone number
  • Name of contact person for Consignee
  • Notify Party’s company name
  • Notify Party’s phone number
  • Notify Party’s company code

The Chinese Customs authorities have not announced consequences for missing details or late filings however some carriers have stated that failure to comply may result in non-shipment of goods from the port of loading.

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