Definition of new European Customs Advanced Manifest Rule
In order for European Customs to ensure that the security risk assessment is performed prior to all import cargo arriving in the European Union (EU), all carriers effective 01 January 2011 are responsible for the timely electronic lodgment of a relevant Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) with European Customs. The ENS is required by European Customs at least 24 hours prior to cargo loading onto the vessel bound for the EU at the non-EU port of loading. The European Customs Advanced Manifest Rule applies to all 27 EU Member States. Whilst Norway, Switzerland are not EU member states they have still adopted the new EU Customs Advanced Manifest Rule. Please note that overseas areas such as Canary Islands, Madeira, Martinique, Reunion, Guadeloupe, French Guyane and Acores are also subject to the same EU manifest rule. In order for Safmarine to comply with customs requirements we require our customers to submit an accurate shipping instruction 48 hours prior to "CY cut off" (or as stipulated by your local office)
Definition of the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS)
The Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) is a cargo declaration submitted to EU customs 24 hours before cargo is loaded aboard a vessel that will enter the EU. The carrier or shipping line issuing the bill of lading for a particular shipment is responsible for the timely submission of the ENS to customs.
01 January 2011 - more specifically: for scheduled voyages that commence after midnight, 31 December 2010.
Do you have a question?
Contact Benny Roofhooft (SCLCUSGEN@safmarine.com) or Jozef Ghysels at (EURSCLKAM@safmarine.com)