As per the updated UCC Work Programme shared earlier, the first deployment window for the Maritime Carriers would begin from 3rd June 2024. We are happy to announce that Maersk is all set to welcome the new regulations and would like to share more information on the regulations that will help you to perform better cargo planning.

The new Advance Manifest Regulations will come into effect from 3rd June 2024 for all global exports into European Customs Union (ECU). The ECU includes all 27 EU member states and 4 other countries which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway & Switzerland.

One of the core values of Maersk is to being upright and we always strive for the compliance towards any Customs or Legal regulations. As part on ICS2 regulations a cargo can only be considered for loading at Compliance load port after a successful Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) submission which will be confirmed based on the acknowledgement received in the form of an MRN. To comply with this regulation, we will be implementing the No MRN No Load policy.

The regulations also states that the risk assessment will be completed within 24 hrs of receiving the ENS in the new centralised European Customs system - Single Trader Interface (STI). Thus, the ENS will be required to be submitted to STI no later than 24 hours prior cargo loading at the Compliance Load port. Therefore, it is important that Maersk receives a complete shipping instructions atleast 34 hours prior vessel arrival at Compliance load port to allow on time processing of ENS processing. Any late shipping instructions post this deadline would result in a cargo rollover.

Our humble request for all the customers would be to provide the complete shipping instructions before deadline to safeguard the cargo from rolling.

The new regulations would require Customers to provide new data elements as part of the Shipping Instructions which are listed below.

  • Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number of the Consignee (only required for EU destination shipments) or full address of the Consignee including P.O Box Number, Postal Code, City and Country name.
  • Six-digit Harmonised System (HS) Code
  • CUS code for harmless and DG chemicals (if included in ECICS/ European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances)
  • EORI of the supplementary declarant (self-filer)
  • House bill information in case it needs to be declared via carrier (required post December 2024)
  • Buyer and Seller information is required for all cargo destined to the EU for both Straight bill of lading and House bill of lading

We will further share an update with the instructions to provide this additional information as part of the shipping instruction submission journey on or via our partners – Inttra and EDI.

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