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China – Implementation of USCC (Uniform Social Credit Code) June 1, 2018

31 May 2018

China Customs Authorities (GACC) has unveiled Order No. 56 (2017) which will adjust China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) rule for bothe import and export. The new order will be effective from June 1, 2018 and include the implementation of the following :
1) Enforcement of the 24-hour CCAM rule which requires filing of Advance Manifest before 24 hours prior to cargo loading at China mainland ports.
2) The Manifest data must be accurate and complete for all goods under the Bill of Lading (B/L).
3) Full derails of the Shipper and Consignee (or Notify Party if Consignee is TO ORDER) must be provided in the Shipping Instruction (S/I). Due to this adjustment in policy, enterprise Codes are newly required as follows :
– Enterprise Codes of Shipper/Consignee/Notify Party in China
– United Social Credit Code (USCC) or Organisation Code (OC) is required as Enterprise Code
– If the Shipper or Consignee in China has a Unified Social Credit Code (USCC), provide the
USCC in the form of USCI (Unified Social Credit Identifier) + USCC Code.
– If there is no USCC, provide the Organization Code in the form of OC + organization code
– Enterprise Code of Shipper/Consignee/Notify Party other than China, non-China
Shipper/Consignee/Notify Party’s Enterprise Code is required
– Since different Enterprise Codes are used in each country.
– Example of Enterprise Codes :
Japan – Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)
U S A – Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Central Index Key (CIK)
U K – Company Number or VAT Number

/Based on the leaflet from Shenzhen Focus Global Logistics – Ms. Karen Zhang