Update: China Customs Advanced Manifest (CCAM) Launched June 1st

On June 1st, 2018, China Customs launched a new advanced manifest effort for imports and exports to expedite clearance for both air and ocean shipments. The new manifest process requires electronic manifest submission 24 hours prior to loading at the port of export, which must accurately and completely reflect the goods under the bill of lading.

The manifest also requires both the shipper and consignee to provide their relevant company enterprise codes, such as one from the below list of examples. The notify party on the bill of lading must also be included on the manifest with enterprise codes.

  • China – USCI (Unified Social Credit Identifier), OC (Organization Code)
  • UK – Company Number, VAT Number
  • USA – CIK (Central Index Key), EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Shapiro is working with our close partners in China during this change, but please feel free to contact your Shapiro team for any additional information on the new manifest requirements or if you require Shapiro’s EIN for shipments where Shapiro is the notify party.