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China Customs 24 hour Advance Manifest Regulation
Dear Valued Customer,

General Administration of Customs, PRC has published Decree No. 56 (Y2017) to modify the rules and requirements for cargo imported into China or transshipped at China ports with effect from 1st June, 2018. Main points of the adjustments are as follows:

1. All cargo bound for /Transship at China will be subject to 24 Hour Advance Manifest Rule
In order to comply with CCAM, we request our customers to provide complete and accurate Shipping Instruction (or Shipping Order) in accordance with the deadline provided by your local customer service representative upon booking.

2. Additional Data Requirement
Enterprise code and Communication number of Shipper and Consignee (or Notify in case of to order B/L) are mandatory for declaration on the advance manifest. Examples of Enterprise Codes:

- China - USCI (Unified Social Credit Identifier), OC (Organization Code)
- UK - Company Number, VAT Number
- USA - CIK (Central Index Key), EIN (Employer Identification Number)
- For more details about enterprise code, please refer to below attached files.

3. Advance manifest must contain accurate and complete goods descriptions
Goods descriptions on manifest should be specific and concrete for customs to easily identify the contents of cargo in conducting risk assessment. For example, “Apparel” is not accepted but “Dresses” is accepted. Please refer to ANNEX 39_Non acceptable list for more examples.

For more information, please visit the official website of China Customs (in Chinese) for Decree No. 56:

Failure to comply with the new rules may result in clearance problem or customs penalty at destination. We highly appreciate your attention to this important issue and assistance in providing the requested information on your shipping instruction before documentation cut-off time of each YM service loop/voyage.

For more information about this regulation, please visit the below links,

Rules from China Customs Original Version from China Customs Translated Version from YM
China 24 hrs Advance Manifest Regulation -Decree no. 56 海關總署公告2017年第56號令
China’s 24 Hour Advanced Manifest Regulation 海關總署第172號令 Decree No 172 of General Administration of Customs
Electronic Data Format for Cargo Manifest 海關總署公告2008年第54號 Public Announcement No.54

YM will keep you updated for any further information.