U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a release notifying that Advance Electronic Data (AED) will be required for postal shipments originating in China. This release affects ocean and air carriers.
The CBP release—CSMS# 18-000758—states that AED will be required beginning 1 January 2019 for international postal shipments of goods originating from China and destined for delivery in the United States. This AED standard also applies to postal shipments of goods that originate in Hong Kong and Macau.
The release states that CBP would like the carriers to communicate with postal officials in China, Hong Kong, and Macau to confirm that all (100%) of the containers with postal shipments contain AED before loading the shipments onto their conveyance. If the postal operator identifies to the carrier that a container does not have 100% AED, then the carrier is directed not to accept that container.
CBP stated that enforcement action on shipments (including those that may include return of shipments without 100% AED) “…could begin at any time beginning January 1, 2019.”
For more information on this topic or to learn more about KPMG’s Trade & Customs Services, contact:
John L. McLoughlin
Luis (Lou) Abad
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