Upcoming Seminar: Newly Enacted Japan Advance Filing Rules (AFR)

Japan Customs has announced new Advance Filing Rules that require carriers or non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) to electronically submit filings for Japan-bound cargo no later than 24 hours before vessels depart from the port of loading. The new regulation will become effective in March 2014. CargoSmart is one of Japan Customs’ authorized filing service providers through Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc. (NACCS Center).

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