European Customs Advanced Manifest Rule - Latest Update
13 June 2011
European Customs Advanced Manifest rule will be strictly enforced from 1 July, 2011 and failure to compliance may lead to penalties and / or fines. As agreed by the European Union Commission and Member States, the rule that got implemented from 1 January, 2011 is under so called monitoring period until 30 June, 2011.
Under this rule, goods entering the customs territory of the European Union must be declared electronically before arrival by the carrier - in the case of ocean transportation - and within the timelines established by the European Customs authorities.
We would like to emphasize to our customers the importance of submitting the Transport Document Instructions (TDI) in accordance to the deadlines established by local Maersk Line office as the information is submitted to the EU member states customs.
Failure to submit the shipping instructions in time will lead for cargo not to be loaded.
For short sea shipments, cargo arriving to EU ports without a timely lodged ENS could prevent cargo to be accepted for discharge or put on hold at EU entry port, fines and/or penalties could as well be imposed by customs.
Of the same importance is that the Transport Document Instructions provide accurate and complete data in accordance to EU Regulation requirements. More information about this can be found in our » Easy Reference Guide.