Customs summary declaration
Control of authorities
Goods presented to Customs must be covered by a summary declaration. This declaration is made exclusively through the Port Community System by the carrier of the goods before port of call through the captain of the vessel or their duly authorised representative (consignee or shipbroker) within the following regulatory deadlines:
- at least 24 hours before the ship arrives in port
- At latest at the time of departure of the vessel from the last served port if the duration of the passage is less than 24 hours.
After validation of the elements entered, the system displays the number, time and date of registration of the declaration, which thus fully commits the declaring party with regard to the requirements of customs and non-customs legislation and regulations.
- Simplify and harmonise administrative procedures
- Share information related to maritime calls between operators in real time
- Reduce vessel waiting times
- Reduce logistics chain management
- Shipping agent
- Shipping company
In this regard, the main consignee first declares the required information, in particular the references of the ports of call, the total tonnage landed and its distribution among the different consignees of the pool. The entry and validation of the summary declaration by the main consignee is a necessary condition for the entry of the bills of lading by the other secondary consignees or co-loaders.
This need may be justified by the obligation to separate :
- A container (container, trailer, truck) from its contents
- A content shared between several recipients
Subscribe to service
Questions about this service ?
Don't hesitate to ask !