The introduction of the Trade Single Window (TSW) means organisations that submit craft and cargo reporting and clearance transactions to Customs and MPI via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) will need to submit new messages based on the WCO3 data model.
An 18 month transition period before the new WCO3 messages become mandatory has previously been agreed with industry. Following the decision to phase implementation of TSW, Customs and MPI are consulting with industry representatives to understand any impact of this on the transition deadline.
A “Draft for Consultation” set of XML Message Implementation Guidelines (MIGs) for the new messages, labelled version 1, was published here in December 2011. This early consultation set covered eight of the new submission messages, plus the border agencies’ response message. Those MIGs have now been substantially revised to create a new baseline set of XML MIGs for the messages available in the first TSW implementation stage, labelled version1.1.
These latest MIGs and associated documents are available below. These documents can also be found in the Border sector documents section under News & Resources.
Software developers should use these MIGs to commence development, noting that the MIGs will be subject to revision over time. MIGs for messages included in the final implementation stage, and those for EDIFACT, will be published when finalised.