Category Archives: SCM

Advance Filing Rules: Japan’s Customs Clearance Process

Global Customs Trends – Japan’s Ocean Advance Filing Rules (AFR)   1. AFR Regulation Basics As of March 2014, vessel operators and NVOCCs are required to electronically submit to Japan Customs information on maritime container cargo to be loaded on a vessel intended for entry into a port in Japan. Paper filings are no longer… Read More »

EU Customs Declaration: Entry Summary Declaration

Global Customs Trends – Entry Summary Declaration (ENS)   1. Pre-Arrival / Pre-Departure Declarations including Security Data (1) Pre-Arrival / Pre-Departure Declarations All cargoes departing from or arriving to EU must file pre-arrival / pre-departure declarations in accordance with the amended EU customs law related to security, which stipulates that they electronically submit safety and… Read More »

China Customs Clearance Process: China Customs Advance Manifest

Global Customs Trends – China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Regulation 1. CCAM Regulation on China Customs Clearance Process To standardize customs administration of manifest of inbound and outbound means of transportation, and facilitate and safeguard international trade, China customs issued “Decree No. 172 of General Administration of Customs” on March 28, 2008, which requires submission of… Read More »

Document Data Capture Software at Ramses Logistics

Ramses Logistics is one of international multimodal transporters specialized in importing and exporting transports to the US and special container cargo transports. They implemented D-Cube documents data capture solution to improve their documents transferring process.   If you would like to know more about this documents data capture solution for shipping and logistics companies, here is a… Read More »

Canadian Customs Clearance Process: Advance Commercial Information

Global Customs Trends – Advance Commercial Information(ACI)   1. Overview The ACI program is about providing CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) officers with electronic pre-arrival information so that they are equipped with the right information at the right time to identify health, safety and security threats related to commercial goods before the goods arrive in… Read More »

Procedures of Customs Clearance: 10+2 Rule for the ISF Importers

Global Customs Trends– Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements (10+2 Rule) 1. 10+2 Rule On January 26, 2009, the new rule titled Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements (commonly known as “10+2”) went into effect. This new rule applies to import cargo arriving to the United States by vessel. Failure to comply with the… Read More »

US Customs Clearance Process: Automated Manifest System

Global Customs Trends – Automated Manifest System (AMS) 1. The Latest Trend in US Customs Clearance after September 11 Attacks In response to the disasters caused by the synchronized terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States has introduced a variety of enhanced security measures. They are being implemented in two major directions: administrative… Read More »

What Every Freight Forwarder should Know about Global Customs Trends

Global Customs Trends – Advance Manifest Filing 1. Background On June 2005, following the 911 terrorist attack in the US, World Customs Organization (WCO) presented a standard for cooperation between customs and private sector including AEO by upgrading the previous programs and practices into WCO SAFE Framework to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (hereinafter “SAFE Framework”), with… Read More »