7 More Tips to Help NVOCCs Master AFR

Japan Customs recently conducted a review of all Advance Filing Rules (AFR) filings received since the March 1, 2014 implementation date and it has prepared a list of tips to help filers improve their accuracy. Are your filings to Japan Customs going smoothly?  We are pleased to share the latest tips to help you file successfully.

1.  Check the Master B/L format from your carrier before filing

Japan Customs identified common discrepancies between the master B/L number filed by the carrier and the number filed by the NVOCC, including duplicated and different carrier codes, and missing suffixes.  We recommend that you check the master B/L format with your carrier before you submit your house B/L filing. Read More…


CargoSmart’s NVOCC Customers Prepare for Japan’s Advance Filing Rules

We are pleased to announce that our customers are preparing for Japan Customs’ Advance Filing Rules (AFR) that will take effect in March 2014. CargoSmart’s Japan AFR solutions will help non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) comply with the new regulations and manage their customs filings efficiently Read More…