SI Compliance - EU 24hr Advanced Manifest RuleWith the EU 24hr Advanced Manifest Rule going into effect in January 2011, INTTRA Shipping Instructions (SI) can help carriers and shippers comply with the new requirements for EU countries.
What the law requires
Entry Summary Declarations (ENS): ALL cargo going into or through the EU (Norway and Switzerland included) must lodge an electronic ENS to the intended first port of call within the community. Responsibility for the ENS resides with the carrier which issues the Bill of Lading and must be lodged 24 hours before commencement of loading of the main haul vessel in EACH foreign port of loading, or 4 hours before arrival for bulk/ break bulk maritime cargo, and 2 hours before arrival for short sea shipping of less than 24 hours.
Exit Summary Declarations (EXS): ALL goods brought out of the customs territory of the EU Community, regardless of their final destination, shall be subject to risk analysis and customs control, primarily for security and safety purposes. EXS are only required for goods brought out of the Community but for which a customs declaration is not required. EXS must be lodged at the customs office of exit for the goods loaded. Responsibility for an EXS resides with the carrier OR the exporter, forwarder, terminal operator, or any other party with commercial interest in the goods.
Shipping Instructions and Required Information
INTTRA has reviewed the regulation and performed a preliminary survey of network carriers. SI i-ACT and i-LINK versions 2.0 and 3.0 can help fulfill the data requirements for the EU 24 Hour Advance Notice with input fields for information required of shippers such as shipper and consignee name and address, package type amount and weight, HS codes and UN dangerous goods codes, among others. Additional specific EU requirements for the ENS such as the number of items in declaration, the person, date, and signature of the declarant will be supplied by the carriers themselves from their systems. Some carriers may also supply the “transport charges method of payment” codes or may choose to take advantage of the fact that INTTRA’s SI supports the ability to enter this as free text in the B/L comments field. See the attached matrix for coverage of the required data elements.
As with any new regulation, country specific requirements are still evolving and details will continue to emerge over the coming months. INTTRA will continue to assess the impact of the ruling on ocean cargo e-commerce and will publish new information to customers as soon as it becomes available.
INTTRA Shipping Instructions provides the necessary fields so shippers and carriers can meet compliance with the EU 24 Hour Advanced Manifest Rule.
Click here for tables of information required for goods, header, and conveyance report levels.