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New China Customs Advance Manifest Rules Effective June 1, 2018


Effective June 1, 2018, additional manifest-related data must be provided to the Chinese General Administration of Customs China (GACC) for inbound and outbound shipments to China for all modes of transportation.

Chinese Customs will require more detailed information including:

  • Shipper’s business registration code and phone number
  • Consignee’s business registration code and phone number, and contact name and phone number
  • For “To order” shipments, notify party’s business registration code and phone number

The type of required business registration code will vary among different countries and regions. More than one type of code may be permitted to be used for each country or region. The GACC has provided a list by country. As examples, for companies with a U.S. address, the EIN (Employer Identification Number) or CIK (U.S. Security & Exchange Commission Central Index Key) must be used. For companies in China, the USCI (Unified Social Credit Identifier) or OC (Organization Code) is to be used. For companies in Canada, the CN (Corporation Number) or EIN must be provided. 

The GACC’s Decree No. 172 regarding manifests can be found here. For more information, please contact your local FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage office. For a complete list of office locations, go to

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