China - Advance Manifest System (AMS) Obligatory as from 1st June 2018


Dear Client,

Herewith we want to inform you that Chinese Customs Authorities will introduce the Advance Manifest (AMS) as from 1st June 2018 (sailing date).

The Advance Manifest will be obligatory as from 1st June 2018 for all cargo from any country in the world to or via CHINA.

According to AMS regulation next procedure must be followed to import and transship containers to/via China:

1. Cargo must be declared to the Chinese Custom Authorities at least 28 hours prior loading on board vessel calling China. To comply with this rule, shipping line requires your complete and accurate shipping instructions at least 2 working days prior ship arrival at loading port

2. Tax ID of Shipper and Consginee are mandatory. In case of "to order B/L", please advise tax ID number for 1st notify. Both Tax numbers are required by Chinese Customs and must be provided by you when submitting the shipping instructions

In case you still have any questions about this new procedure please do not hesitate to contact one of your contactpersons within Slavenburg & Huyser.

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