Advisories

Declaration of multiple HS Codes in the Shipping Instructions for Germany Imports

18 June 2020

As per Germany Customs Regulations, we need to declare the commodities with different HS Codes in separate cargo-line or description in the Import Manifest.

Multiple HS Codes for Germany Imports

In order to comply to these regulations, we request you to submit a proper Shipping Instructions specifying the HS Code for each Commodity along with number of packages, packing unit, gross weight (KGS) and Volume (CBM) under “Additional Comments” section of the Maersk website Shipping Instructions page as shown next.

This information is required over and above what is provided on the “Cargo Description” setion. The description of each Commodity will be updated separately on the bill of lading and we will not able to combine the cargo description for different HS Codes or Commodities as per the Customs regulations.

Non-adherence to these regulations will lead to an amendment to the manifest. The manifest has to be then amended by our Germany Import team with customs.

In order to make sure your shipments clearance at destination smoothly and reduce unnecessary surcharge, please submit shipping instruction properly else it will lead an amendment with the customs with below surcharges.

Cost Documents required
Before Discharge
Cost
75,00 EUR per container, 10 positions included
Documents required
Template for positions including shipment#, container#, HS6 Code, number of package & packing unit, gross weight (KGS) and Volume (CBM). In case house B/L was issued house B/L marked with respective positions.
Before Discharge
Cost
Additional positions: 5, 00 EUR per position
Documents required
Template for positions including shipment#, container#, HS6 Code, number of package & packing unit, gross weight (KGS) and Volume (CBM). In case house B/L was issued house B/L marked with respective positions.
After Discharge
Cost
150,00 EUR per container, 5 positions included
Documents required
Template for positions including shipment#, container#, HS6 Code, number of package & packing unit, gross weight (KGS) and Volume (CBM). In case house B/L was issued house B/L marked with respective positions.
After Discharge
Cost
additional positions: 10, 00 EUR per position
Documents required
Template for positions including shipment#, container#, HS6 Code, number of package & packing unit, gross weight (KGS) and Volume (CBM). In case house B/L was issued house B/L marked with respective positions.

* The above costs are only for amending the customs manifest (SumA) and do not represent a customs clearance or any other further customs procedure or transit procedure

Please contact our local customer service department for further information.

Amendment requests can be sent directly to de.import@maersk.com.

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