Summary of TSW Messages


 LodgementWCO3 MessageKey PointsCost Recovery Fee
Inward Import Entry 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 (called Primary Industries import declaration or IPI) 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 at present
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 airwaybill (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 plus BSEL
New Requirement
Mandatory from 1 July 2018
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
Outward Export Entry Export Declaration Enables submission of richer data to support trade facilitation. EETF (SEP or non-SEP)
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 a consolidation shipment is all Customs-cleared. OCTF
Outward Cargo Report OCR To report bill number and Customs clearance number of all consignments on a craft - minimal change to content. OCTF
Transhipment 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 tbc).
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 ICR or CRE message specifically for the transhipment request.
None for a stand-alone ITR – but if the ITR is included in a carrier or consolidator ICR, or a write-off is requested, the ICTF applies.
New Requirement
Domestic Transhipment

Mandatory date will be confirmed following pilot completion
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
Ship Agents Advance Notice of Arrival ANA For commercial ships. Incorporates Inward Report information if known, precluding the need for a separate Inward Report.
Initial Pilot completed 2017, secondary pilot set for later in 2018.
*None at present
Advance Notice of Departure AND For commercial ships – based on and replaces Outward Report form.
Initial Pilot completed 2017, secondary pilot set for later in 2018.
*None at present
Excise Excise Entry Excise Declaration 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