Please note that 6 digit HS code (Harmonized System Code) will be mandatory information requested on submission of shipping instructions for all the Export shipments moving out of Jebel Ali Terminals.

The effective date for these new regulations is from 01 January 2021.

These details are required prior vessel departure. If the Shipping Instructions are submitted after the vessel departure, shipments will be subjected to AED 10 per bill of lading, as a penalty towards Pending Advance Manifest Fee.

Shipping Instructions received without or incomplete WCO (World Customs Organization) 6-Digit HS code will not be processed. These shipping instructions will be rejected, requesting the customer to resend the shipping instructions with complete information.

How to Submit HS Code in Shipping Instructions

When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online at Maersk website please input the 6 digit HS Code in the provided field as illustrated below. In case of multiple HS codes for all the Commodities needs to be listed clearly in the cargo description field as well.

6 Digit hs-code mandatory for exports via Jebel Ali

HS6 Code needs to be provided in “Cargo Description” field for other channels – EDI and Inttra with Key word – “HS Code”.

For further queries, kindly reach out to your local Customer Experience teams.

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