EU24 Grace Period Lifted: Is Your Company in Compliance?

The EU24 temporary six-month grace period has ended as of June 30, 2011. Carriers are notifying customers that they will not load their cargo if shipping instructions (SIs) are not received in time. In addition, European Union (EU) member states’ customs authorities may inspect customers’ cargo, apply Do Not Load instructions, and enforce penalties if shipments are not in compliance. Are you prepared?


Background

As of January 1, 2011, ocean carriers are required to file Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) for shipments bound for the EU to comply with Regulation 1875/2006 also known as EU24. If the ENS is not filed in a timely manner or if the data is inaccurate or incomplete, carriers may receive customs Do Not Load instructions and shippers’ cargo may be delayed. According to The Journal of Commerce, the EU is expected to enforce the rule as of July 1, 2011. Read More…


CargoSmart’s EU24 Visibility Suite

As of January 1, 2011, ocean carriers are required to file Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) for shipments bound for the European Union (EU).

CargoSmart’s EU24 Visibility Suite enables ENS filing status monitoring, including visibility of MRN and DNL status. The solution also enables you to monitor shipment status throughout the shipping cycle – vessel loading, transshipment, customs clearance, and final delivery.

Click here to learn more about CargoSmart’s EU24 Solutions.


HK EU24 Seminar

Please note that this video is presented in Cantonese with Simplified Chinese subtitles.

On November 22, 2010, CargoSmart presented at a seminar on EU’s 24-hour Advanced Manifest Regulation, hosted by the HK Shippers’ Council, the Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics Ltd, and the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association. Ralph Ho, professional services manager, presented CargoSmart’s EU24 Visibility Solution. The solution provides sophisticated event and exception management tools that let shippers and logistics service providers monitor their shipments bound by the EU24 rule from shipping instructions submission, to carriers’ ENS filings, and through cargo delivery at the last port of discharge. Read More…


CargoSmart Launches EU Import Control System Solution

On October 12, 2010, CargoSmart announced the release of its Import Control System Solution for ocean carriers, NVOCCs, and forwarder self-filers.

Starting on January 1, 2011, ocean carriers will be required to file Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) for shipments bound for the European Union (EU). Carriers will be responsible for submitting the filings through the EU’s Import Control System (ICS) no later than 24 hours before vessel loading at the foreign port for deep sea containerized shipments and two hours before vessel arrival for short sea shipments. If the ENS is not filed in a timely manner or if the data is inaccurate or incomplete, carriers may be subject to penalties and shippers may face supply chain delays from customs holds. Read More…


Update from the JoC Webcast on EU Trade Compliance

CargoSmart recently attended a webcast hosted by The Journal of Commerce to learn updates about European Commission’s version of the “24-hour rule,” which will be implemented on January 1, 2011.

Speakers at the webcast included Lars Kjaer, Senior Vice President of the World Shipping Council, and Michael Lux, head of the Customs Procedures unit of the Directorate of the European Commission. Read More…