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Safmarine Advises Customers for Including HS Code for Cargo Bound for East Malaysia


Port Wings News Network:

Safmarine, an international container carrier focused on trade to and from emerging markets in Africa and West Central Asia, on 22 November issued an advisory for customers moving cargo to East Malaysia.

Below is the reproduction of the advisory:

Dear Valued Customer,

As a step forward towards increasing ease of business, the Royal Malaysian Customs Department has made changes in the regulation for filing customs manifest which requires our customers to provide us accurate HS codes for cargo exported out of, imported into and Transhipped via Malaysia.

The requirement states, a 6-digit HS code must be submitted along with all shipping instructions as a mandatory information. Kindly inform your associates accordingly as well, effective date will be as from 15 Dec 2019.

Shipping Instructions received without or incomplete WCO (World Customs Organization) HS6-digit code will not be processed. These shipping instructions will be rejected, requesting the customer to resend the shipping instructions with complete information.

When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online at http://www.safmarine.com please input the HS Code in the provided field as illustrated below.

In case of multiple commodities HS codes for all the Commodities needs to be listed clearly in the cargo description field as well.

HS6 Code needs to be provided in “Cargo Description” field for other channels – EDI and Inttra with Key word – “HS Code”

In addition, East Malaysia customs has been reiterating in several occasions that no manifest presented prior arrival East Malaysia port, the shipment(s) shall be retained onboard in the order of East Malaysian Custosm Regulation.

Any consequential cost issued by the Royal Malaysian Customs resulting from failure to comply or provide accurate information on the HS Codes will be borne by the shipper/consignee.

We depend on your support to provide us accurate and timely information to ensure that import customs manifest submission is done correctly and to facilitate the dispatch of your shipment(s) as planned.


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