General Administration of Customs China (GACC) has released Order No.56  to adjust the Advanced Manifest rule (GACC advisory in Chinese-www.customs.gov.cn/customs/302249/302266/302269/747050/index.html) to ensure smooth customs clearance and effectively strengthen customs’ implementation of safe entry and risk prevention for import and export goods into/from China. The rule is effective from 1st June 2018.
Full details of the Shipper and Consignee (or Notify Party if Consignee is To Order) must be provided. Due to this adjustment in policy, Non-China shipper/consignee/notify party's Enterprise code is required. Since different Enterprise codes are used in each country, please check and provide it. The format of Consignor, Consignee, and Notify party (when consignee is “TO ORDER”) shall include “Code Type+Enterprise Code”.
The procedure of new manifest adjustment does not lead to the disclosure of clients’ business sensitive information. Sensitive data items added to the manifest (except for the name of the consignee) shall not be shown on the bill of lading issued by the carrier. After the manifest is sent to the customs, the customs staff must protect the trade secrets and secrets relevant to customs work in accordance with the law.