The China Customs Advanced Manifest, or CCAM for short, has been in place since 2014 and represents China’s ongoing interest to better understand and retain useful information related to products imported to, exported from, or passing through China’s port infrastructure.
The General Administration of Customs (“GAC”) has released the Announcement No.56 providing clarity on adjustments to the CCAM regulations and requirements going into effect June 1st 2018. The changes apply to all sea freight and air freight, imported to China, exported from China, or shipping through a port of China in transit.
The requirements (additional) include the following:
- Shipper’s company code*
- Shipper’s phone number
- Shipper’s Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status (Optional)
- Consignee’s company name
- Consignee’s company code*
- Consignee’s phone number
- Name of contact person for Consignee
- Phone number of contact person for Consignee
- Consignee’s Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status (Optional)
- Notify Party’s company code (mandatory if Consignee is “to order”)
- Notify Party’s phone number (mandatory if Consignee is “to order”)
*Company code is the 18 digit Unified Social Credit Code (USCC)(For Chines companies) or the VAT (for European companies) or the EIN (For US Companies)
Traders based in the United States should not be alarmed or surprised if Shippers/Forwarders/Carriers request new information not previously required as long as it is in line with the above standards.