New Manifest Policy for China Imports and Exports

As you are undoubtedly aware, the People’s Republic of China’s General Administration of Customs (“GACC”) has issued a new rule, effective June 1, 2018, requiring the provision of new data elements related to goods being imported and exported from China.  One of the new data elements required is the Employer Identification Number (“EIN”) or Central Index Key (CIK) (or the comparable government identification for shippers or forwarders in other countries) of U.S.-based shippers and forwarders.  This information must be declared on shipping documents, which means that the EINs will be disclosed to both the carrier and GACC.

AIR CARGO
Type of Manifest / Document Party Information Required*
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Air Waybill (MAWB)

 

Forwarder / IAC

 

EIN, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Telephone Number

 

 

Consignee (Generally Destination Forwarder)

 

Unified Social Credit Identifier Code (USCI) or Organization Code (OC), Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number

 

If consignment not under a Bank Endorsement, also include: Contact Person

 

 

Notify Party (if consignmentis under a Bank Endorsement)

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number, Contact Person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Air Waybill (HAWB)

 

Shipper

 

EIN, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Telephone Number

 

 

Consignee

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number,

 

If consignment not under a Bank Endorsement, also include: Contact Person

 

 

Notify Party (if consignmentis under a Bank Endorsement)

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number, Contact Person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Air Waybill (Direct AWB)

 

Shipper

 

EIN, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Telephone Number

 

 

Consignee

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number

 

If consignment not under a Bank Endorsement, also include: Contact Person

 

 

Notify Party (if consignmentis under a Bank Endorsement)

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number, Contact Person

 

 

OCEAN CARGO
Type of Manifest / Document Party Information Required*
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Bill of Lading

 

Forwarder / NVOCC

 

EIN, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Telephone Number

 

 

Destination NVOCC Agent

 

Unified Social Credit Identifier Code (USCI) or Organization Code (OC), Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number

 

If consignment not under a Bank Endorsement, also include: Contact Person

 

 

Notify Party (if consignmentis under a Bank Endorsement)

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number, Contact Person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct Bill of Lading

 

Shipper

 

EIN, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Telephone Number

 

 

Consignee

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number

 

If consignment not under a Bank Endorsement, also include: Contact Person

 

 

Notify Party (if consignmentis under a Bank Endorsement)

 

USCI/OC, Name, Street Address, City, Country, Contact Number, Contact Person

 

 

Update: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232

In a pair of Presidential Proclamations released last week, as of June 1st, the U.S. has imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum from members of the EU, Mexico and Canada. These duty requirements were effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, at midnight eastern time on June 1st.

Exemptions are currently in place for Argentina, Brazil and Australia.

More information can be found in CSMS #18-000372

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