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APL about India Regulatory Changes

APL has received official notification from the India Ministry of Finance that the effective date of the Sea Cargo Manifest and Trans-shipment Regulations 2018 has been further postponed to 1 March 2019. As such, the existing Cut-offs will continue to be in effect until then.

Nevertheless, please be reminded that the new regulations make it compulsory for shipping lines, exporters and importers to adhere to the defined timelines for the Cargo Manifestation for Imports arriving in India and for Exports out of India and the trans-shipment via Indian Ports.

Below is a re-cap, for which please begin to make the necessary preparations to meet the regulations by the new implementation date: 1 March 2019

Imports to India : Shipping Lines are required to submit the Import Manifest details to Indian Customs, prior to vessel departure from last port of call before calling India, for all containers which are going to discharge at any port in India, or are discharged for trans-shipment at any of the ports in India.

To adhere to these timelines, APL requests that all customers provide details of House B/L, 4 Days before Vessel calling the Last port of call, before India and details such as CFS nomination, Direct Port delivery intimation, Shipment Parties details and all other Manifest details must be provided 3 days before Vessel calls the Last port of call, before India.

Activity Present Cut-offs Revised Cut-offs wef 1st Aug 2018
HBL
document requirement
4 days prior Vessel arrival at Final discharge port 4 days (96 hrs) prior Vessel calling the Last Port, before calling India or as
soon as HBL is ready, whichever Is earlier
CFS
Nomination
4 days prior Vessel arrival at Final discharge port 3 days (72 hrs) prior Vessel calling the Last Port, before calling India
DPD
E-mail intimation
4 days prior Vessel arrival at Final discharge port 3 days (72 hrs) prior Vessel calling the Last Port, before calling India
SOC
direct Filing request
4 days prior Vessel arrival at Final discharge port 3 days (72 hrs) prior Vessel calling the Last Port, before calling India

Exports from India : Shipping Lines are required to submit Export manifest details to Indian Customs prior Sailing of Vessel from India port of loading, for all containers which are loaded on a said vessel from India.

To adhere to these timelines, APL requests that all customers submit the original shipping bill with Let Export Order (LEO) to Operations/Surveyor, 48 hours prior the Estimated time of arrival (ETA) of the vessel. For Shipments originating from ICD, the shipping Bill / Trans-shipment receipt (TR) with LEO should be submitted 24 hours prior loading of containers on Train/Truck at ICD.

With multiple Ports in India, there is a possibility that the above mentioned revised ‘General’ Export Cut-off may not apply to your Location. In this regard, the Cut-off for each of APL’s Services calling India is being reviewed and will be shortly updated and available on company’s website.

For more information, please contact your local APL representative.

 

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