New mandatory date proposed for WCO3 messages 25/08/2017

1 July 2018 is the proposed mandatory date for using the main cargo reporting and clearance messages in Trade Single Window.

TSW7.JPGLast year Customs and MPI deferred the mandatory adoption of WCO3 messages until after the introduction of the last major Trade Single Window release.

This work has now been completed, and we are proposing a mandatory date of 1 July 2018 for the main cargo reporting and clearance messages listed below. More detail follow in the Summary of WCO3 Messages below, and in the original 2012 TSW Industry Consultation Paper.

  1. Import Declaration

  2. Export Declaration

  3. Cargo Report Export (CRE)

  4. Outward Cargo Report (OCR)

  5. Inward Cargo Report (ICR), with the caveat that 1 July 2018 is the target date subject to successful pilot of the message in 2017.  The mandatory ICR functionality will be:

    1.  All carriers (airlines and shipping lines) must use the WCO3 ICR message to report cargo on board a craft destined for NZ. However, both the commencement and mandatory date for use of the International Transhipment Request (ITR) and Domestic Transhipment Request (DTR) will be consulted separately once the business process pilot is completed – date to be confirmed. Current transhipment processes will apply till then.

    2.  Airlines must report at FWB and FHL level, unless Customs authorises the consolidator/express courier to report FHL details.

    3. Sea freight consolidators (freight forwarders and integrators) must submit a consolidation ICR at least 48 hours prior to the ship’s estimated time of arrival in New Zealand. 

The ICR mandatory date is a target pending the completion of a pilot because the functionality set out above involves new agency processes, especially for MPI.  We want to ensure these are well tested in the real world before releasing to all clients.  This requires industry participation in a pilot, and we are working to confirm participants now.  How long the pilot takes to commence and complete will determine whether 1 July 2018 can be confirmed as the mandatory date.

A mandatory date for Advance Notice of Arrival (ANA) and Advance Notice of Departure (AND) will be consulted with Shipping NZ when we have completed piloting. Customs is already working with industry on adoption and mandating of the Excise Declaration.

We would like to make a decision on the mandatory date by 15 September 2017. Please email jbms@customs.govt.nz by 8 September 2017 to provide feedback or raise any queries.  We are also happy to discuss any questions if you prefer.

Summary of WCO3 Messages

Lodgement
WCO3 Message
Key points
Cost Recovery Fee
Import Entry
IM1 (Import Declaration)
Incorporates MPI BACCA data and enables submission of richer data to help with risk management including facilitation of low risk shipments
An MPI-only declaration may be required for write-off consignments exempt from Customs entry requirements but for which MPI requires further information
IETF plus BSEL

No fee for MPI-only declarations
Export Entry
EX1 (Export Declaration)
Enables submission of richer data to support trade facilitation
EETF (SEP or non-SEP)
Inward Cargo Report (by carrier)
ICR - Carrier
Incorporates MPI BACC data and enables submission of richer data to help with risk management including facilitation of low risk shipments
New requirement for airlines to report all cargo on board at master awb (FWB) and house bill (FHL) level unless Customs approves separate submission of a house bill level ICR by the express courier or consolidator
ITR and DTR details and write-off requests (see below) can be included if known
ICTF
NEW REQUIREMENT
ICR -  Consolidator
 
New requirement for an ICR reporting sea freight consolidation/FAK/LCL shipments - must be lodged 48 hours prior to the vessel’s arrival
ITR and DTR details and write-off requests can be included if known
*None unless write-offs are requested – then ICTF plus BSEL applies as currently
Import Write-off
ICR
Includes a new requirement for positive indication that low value write-off is requested
Enables submission of richer data to help with risk management including facilitation of low risk shipments
ICTF plus BSEL
Export Write-off + Consolidation Reporting
CRE (Cargo Report Export)
For clearance of exempt-entry consignments and empty shipping containers; plus reporting of sub-consolidations to ensure consolidation shipment is all Customs-cleared
OCTF
Transhipment for Export
ITR (using ICR or CRE message)
 
International Transhipment Request (ITR)
Replaces current sea freight ECI transhipment function; will be introduced for airfreight once the process is piloted (date to be confirmed)
Incorporates data for MPI risk assessment
Can be included in the carrier or consolidator  ICR, or in a CRE, or sent as a stand-alone CRE or ICR message specifically for the transhipment request
ICTF/OCTF
NEW REQUIREMENT
DTR
 
NEW: Domestic Transhipment Request (DTR)
Incorporates MPI BACCA data and will replace:
·         Customs’ “Paperless Transhipments” and hard copy “Permit to Remove” for movement in NZ ‘under bond’;
·         MPI’s eBACCA requirements for movement  off-wharf and General Authorisation for airfreight movements
Will be required for all movement of un-cleared cargo out of the Air Cargo Terminal or wharf – whether moving 500m to a freight  forwarder, or to another city
Can be included in the carrier or consolidator  ICR, or in a CRE, or sent as a stand-alone ICR or CRE specifically for the transhipment request
Will be introduced and mandated once the business process pilot is completed (date tbc)
*None at present
Outward Cargo Report
OCR
To report bill number and Customs clearance number of all consignments on a craft  - minimal change to content
OCTF
Advance Notice of Arrival
 
ANA
For commercial ships.  Incorporates Inward Report information if known, precluding the need for a separate Inward Report
 
*None at present
Advance Notice of Departure
 
AND
For commercial ships – based on and replaces Outward Report form
 
*None at present
Excise Entry
Excise Dec
Minimal change to content – Customs Service Delivery is working with industry on adoption and mandating
none
 
* Industry members will be consulted if introduction of a fee is proposed

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