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).

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