This section outlines the various customs regulations which govern imports to ensure security. Several countries have put in place rules requiring that all details related to all imported shipments are transmitted electronically to Customs before loading at foreign ports.
US Import Cargo Security Requirements
The security declaration, commonly referred to as the “10+2” rule is a United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulation which requires importers and shipping operators to provide additional data on how the goods are transported. The regulation has been in force since 26 January 2010 for all goods transiting or being offloaded on US soil.
EU Advance Cargo Declaration Manifest
Since 1st January 2011, the countries member of the European Union (EU) made it mandatory to know at least 24 hours before merchandise is loaded, anywhere in the world, the nature of goods destined for countries in the EU. An entry summary declaration must be submitted through approved electronic means.
Mexican Customs Advance Cargo Declaration
The regulation requiring submission of details for shipments going to Mexico through AMANAC website was implemented in 2007 by Mexican Customs to reinforce checking and control on goods imported on Mexican territory.
Turkey Customs Advance Cargo Declaration
Since 1st January 2012, it has been obligatory for Turkey to know at least 24 hours before merchandise is loaded, anywhere in the world, the nature of goods imported on Turkish territory.
An entry summary declaration must be submitted through approved electronic means.
Canada Customs (ACI) Advance Commercial Information
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) ensures the security of Canada by managing the access of goods to and from Canada.
ACI requirements were implemented in 2004 to identify potential threats to Canada while facilitating the movement of low-risk shipments across the border.