14 July, 2004
｜New procedures related to US CBP regulation ｜
｜House Airwaybill Information to CBP｜
｜Terms related to CBP regulations｜
Dear NCA Customers
Regarding the new regulation of the Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo information published by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), NCA would like to announce its status of compliance and basic handling policy as follows;
|1.||Date of implementation|
|All NCA flights including the flights to/from Europe are to be regulated from December 13, 2004.
CBP announced following implementation schedule
|2.||Basic Handling requirement
(Detailed Handling requirement will be announced later.)
|All information related to air cargo brought into USA as well as in-transit air cargo will be required to be transmitted electronically to AAMS (Air Automated Manifest System) at least 4hours prior to the arrival of the flight at the first port of entry in USA.
When your shipment is forwarded from Asia to USA, Europe or Europe to Asia by NCA flights, CBP regulations shall be applied to your shipment.
NCA is responsible for the transmission of a complete set of information at Master Air Waybill (MAWB) level for non-consolidated and consolidated shipments. NCA is also responsible to transmit a complete set of information at House Air Waybill (HAWB) level when other eligible parties like ABI filers, Container Freight Stations identified FIRMS code will not transmit HAWB data to AMS by themselves.
As the consolidator exclusively possesses HAWB information, NCA needs to be disclosed and presented with complete and accurate HAWB information that is required by CBP. Even other party directly send AMS HAWB information, it is still necessary for NCA to be informed with all HAWB information in case of split or part shipments.
NCA offers you two methods to supply HAWB information
If you choose to send HAWB information directly to AMS, NCA needs to be informed sender's unique ID code in FWB messages OSI line.
Whichever method you choose, following documents need to be attached to the MAWB at the time of acceptance.
Although NCA is responsible for transmitting the information on the basis of what NCA believes to be true or correct, the shippers are ultimately responsible for completeness and correctness of the information. Therefore forwarders will be liable to NCA for any loss or expense NCA racked up due to incorrectness or incompleteness of provided information.
Since CBP regulations will significantly increase our cost, NCA have to request our customers to share part of the additional cost. New miscellaneous house charge with two levels based on the way to acquire HAWB information is anticipated.
|5.||Your choice/EDI test
NCA would like to request you to inform us which way you choose to handle HAWB information.
Please complete attached questionnaire and send it back to NCA sales representative in your station by July 30,2004.
If you choose to send us FHL2 messages, we need to have EDI testing.
For necessary arrangement, you are kindly requested to confirm PIMA address of the FHL sender and contact with;
Mr. Kurita or Mr. Yokoyama, Cargo System Planning
Thank you very much for your attention and continued support on NCA.
House Airwaybill Information to CBP
In order to implement CBP compliance smoothly, NCA needs following information. Please complete this form and send it back to your contact in NCA.
Name of person in charge:
|2. Transmission of House Airwaybill Information to CBP|
|Please check your choice to transmit House Airwaybill Information to CBP.|
|･Direct transmission to AMS by yourself|
|･The same Agent Unique ID/FIRMS code should be used.
･Different Agent Unique ID/FIRMS code may be used.
|･EDI with the use of FHL2 messages|
|Your vendor to transmit FHL to NCA
Your PIMA address
When EDI testing can be implemented?
Do you intend to transmit House Airwaybill Information directly to AMS in the future?
|･Paper submission for NCA's manual entry|
Thank you for your cooperation.
Terms related to CBP regulations
* ABI filers and FIRMS code holders can transmit HAWB information directly to AMS by themselves. In this case, the carrier needs to transmit sender's ID code to AMS instead of HAWB data. NCA requests forwarders who makes direct transmission to send FWB containing ID code on OSI line. NCA, however, has to obtain and transmit HAWB data to CBP in case of the subject shipment is forwarded sprit basis.