New rules for shipments in and out of China

China Customs is implementing China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) regulation effective June 1, 2018.

The goal is to ensure a smooth progress of the national customs clearance integration, which is essential to strengthening the administration of the import and export cargo in and out of China.

Inbound to and transit via Mainland China

As per the Customs order No 56 (2017), the CCAM must include the following information:

1. The CCAM must be submitted latest 24 hours prior to loading

2. Minimum key information:

  • Consignor name, address and ABN
  • Consignee name, address, contact details at destination and USCI or OC identifier
  • If the consignee is “To Order” Notify name address, contact details and USCI or OC identifier
  • Cargo description to cover all cargo in the shipment including HS numbers
  • Container details to include quantity, weight and cube

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Outbound from Mainland China

Compared to air and sea import into China, air and sea export advanced manifest out of China is less affected by CCAM. Here is a clarification and simple guideline.

Since HS code, shipper and consignee detailed contact info and telephone number are already routine Manifest information, the only extra action from forwarder and customer according to new requirement for booking is shipper and consignee’s code:

Shipper code is mandatory

  • USCI + company code beginning 91310 or
  • OC + company code

Consignee code is mandatory

  • Enterprise Code of consignee, if consignee is TO ORDER, please provide notify Enterprise Code
  • Enterprise Code accept ‘DO NOT SHOW IN B/L’

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Additional information regarding the China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) regulation can be found here: LINK

Should you have any further questions, please contact your usual SGL contact person.