Tag Archives: Customs Clearance Process

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 »

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 »

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 »