Price and Surcharge Updates

Change in Customs Advanced Filing Rule (AFR) for Japan

27th October 2017


Notice To Shippers
Export Shipments To Japan
Change in Customs Advanced Filing Rule (AFR) for Japan Inbound Cargo


Please be advised that the Advanced Filing Rule (AFR) for Japan has changed and all manifests now have to show the telephone numbers for Shipper, Consignee and Notify Party. Without the telephone numbers Japanese Customs Authorities will not accept the filing and reject the manifest. In the worst case scenario this could mean that the cargo may not be allowed to discharge in Japan.


In light of this we ask shippers to ensure that this information is included on the Forwarding Instruction for all shipments. This will eliminate the risk of cargo being held on board or delayed for release to the consignee.


Thanking you for your co-operation and continued support.


For further information, please contact our Customer Service Centre on:


Exports General 1800 246 246


Exports Reefer 1800 248 248


ANL Customer Service Centre