China Customs Increasing Scrutiny of Inbound/Advance Manifest Data -- Particularly Seal Numbers
15 December 2010
Dear Valued Customer,
We are writing to inform you that we are experiencing an increase in the scrutiny of inbound/advance manifest data by China customs for all shipments destined for China.
Any amendments made after the submission of the inbound arrival manifest 5 days prior to vessel’s arrival will cause significant delays and incur fines from China customs.
Shippers should pay particular attention to ensure that information, particularly seal numbers, on their shipping instructions submitted to carriers is accurate and timely.
If you need more information, please contact your local APL representative.