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Domestic Transhipment Request (DTR) for Air Cargo

07.19am 14 April 2022

From 1 July 2022, a Domestic Transhipment Request (DTR) will be required to move uncleared air-freight from one approved facility (CCA/ATF) to another approved facility.

This means that the Customs continuous collectors permit, and paperless transhipment scheme and MPI’s General Authorisation of Carriage (GAC) can no longer be used to move uncleared air-freight.

At this stage, Sea freight will not be affected by this requirement.

The Domestic Transhipment Request (DTR) is completed using an Inward Cargo Report (ICR). Movement approval will be sent to both the location of goods and delivery destination stated on the ICR. TSW notifications are automatically sent to the Location of Goods stated on an Inward Cargo Report (ICR).

Read more about the Domestic Transhipment Request (DTR).

It is recommended that freight forwarders contact their software providers to discuss system requirements. Over the next few months you will receive an update to your CCA procedure statement.

In 2021 Customs and MPI ran a pilot programme for Domestic Transhipment (DTR), with many freight forwarders already signed up. Customs and MPI will be providing further updates which will include a presentation to industry and online resources.