The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) has announced revisions to the manifest rules of imports and exports in China, effective June 1, 2018. The adjusted rules include the following.
- Manifest submissions must be made 24 hours prior to loading. This includes all vessels going to or coming from any mainland ports in China.
- The cargo description must be complete and accurate.
- Full contact details of the shipper and consignee (or notify party) are mandatory, as well as the enterprise codes. For example, United Social Credit Identifier (USCI) and Organization Code (OC).
This will result in some changes to the way we, and our partners, complete and issue bills of lading for both air and ocean freight shipments. Our coordinators or sales team may be in touch with you to request information relating to the above.
For further information on the manifest rules, please reference the links below and feel free to reach out to your Mohawk customer service representative.