China Customs Authorities (GACC) has unveiled Order No.56 (2017) which will adjust China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM) rule for both import and export. The new order will be effective from June 1, 2018 and includes the implementation of the followings, according to Ocean Network Express (ONE) Japan.

1) Enforcement of the 24-hour CCAM rule which requires filings of Advanced Manifest before 24 hours prior to cargo loading at China mailnand ports.
2) The manifest data must be accurate and complete for all goods under the Bill of Lading (BL).
3) Full details of the Shipper and Consignee (or Notify Party if Consignee is To Order) must be provided in the shipping instruction (SI). Due to this adjustment in policy, Enterprise Codes are newly required as follows.

- Enterprise code of shipper /consignee /notify party in China
- Unified Social Credit Code (USCC) or Organization Code (OC) is required as Enterprise Codes.
- If the shipper or consignee in China has a Unified Social Credit Code (USCC), provide the USCC in the form of USCI (Unified Social Credit Identifier) + USCC code.
- If there is no USCC, provide the organization code in the form of OC + organization code.
- Enterprise code of shipper /consignee /notify party other than China, Non-China shipper /consignee /notify party's Enterprise Code is required.
- Since different Enterprise Codes are used in each country.
- Examples of Enterprise Code:
Japan - Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)
USA - Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Central Index Key (CIK)
UK - Company Number or VAT Number




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