South African authorities (SARS – South African Revenue Service) decided on the implementation of a security initiative, which covers all inbound cargo. It came into effect April 20, 2018.
Under the New Customs Act Programme (NCAP), the “Reporting of Conveyances and Goods” (RCG) will be the first component to be delivered to replace the current manifest processing system (MPR).
The new Cargo Processing System (CPS) to be implemented under the RCG project reflects the new legislative framework in respect of cargo reporting, as set out in the Customs Control Act, 2014, includes Import and transshipment reporting.
The regulation requires all carriers to submit a list of Customs defined manifest data to South Africa Customs electronically 24 hours before load on the vessel that will enter Customs territory at the first port of discharge in South Africa.
Advanced security filings are referred to as ALM – Advanced Loading Master and ALH – Advanced Loading House. They have to be filed electronically and are send directly to the South African Customs system.
The regulation requires all carriers to submit a list of Customs defined manifest data to China Customs electronically 24 hours before the vessel that will enter Chinese Customs territory arrives at the port of loading. The Customs rule is applicable to all imports into, exports from and cargo transhipped via mainland Chinese ports. Foreign cargo Remaining On Board, carrier's empty container(s) and break bulk cargo(s) are exempted. Direct import shipments into Hong Kong and Macau are exempted from the regulation.
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