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China – Implementation of USCC (Uniform Social Credit Code)

We would like to inform you that with effect from June 1, 2018 Chinese Customs will implement a new requirement called “Uniform Social Credit Code” (USCC).

The following data must be provided to Carrier when submitting your shipping instruction for CCAM filing as required by Chinese Customs:

  1. Uniform Social Credit Code (USCC) of the Consignee

    USCC is similar to “Tax (payer) Identification Number” (TIN No.). Each USCC contains 18 digits or letters in total. For example, the USCC of Hapag-Lloyd (China) Shipping Limited is 91310000625910362F. In case of “to order B/L”, please advise tax ID number of first Notify Party.

  2. Enterprise Code of the Shipper is Shipper’s tax identification number; for example: European VAT number etc.

Both data shall be provided by Shipper when submitting Shipping Instruction before the CCAM documentation cut off time mentioned on your Booking confirmation.

Should these details not be provided, your consignment may be at risk of being held by the Chinese Authorities.

For further information, kindly refer to China Custom website or contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.

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