Effective today, China Customs will require additional information for shipments destined for China regardless of the mode of transport. Much like the United States has over time imposed information requirements such as AMS and ISF filings in order to review cargo prior to loading at the port of origin, China is taking steps to do the same. Published late last year but coming into force on June 1, 2018, the announcement says the purpose is, “In order to enhance the control over inbound/outbound vessels, aircrafts and the goods thereon by means of data declaration.”
“GACC Announcement No.56, 2017 on Vessels, Aircrafts & Manifests Data Declaration Items” details the information that must be submitted. A sampling of the information required includes, but is not limited to:
Everglory is working with our partners in China to comply with this new requirement. Our team members in the United States may also be requesting additional information from US shippers in order to help comply with these regulations. If you have any questions, please contact your Everglory representative.
The full declaration from China Customs can be found in English here.
The full declaration from China Customs in Chinese can be found here.