Customs Regulations

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.

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African Pre-Shipment Inspection, Waiver and Import/Export Restrictions

Please use the below files as a guide to PSI, waiver and import/export restrictions for African countries.
For further information and support please contact your local CMA CGM agent.

NB: This set of documents has been created by CMA CGM in order to help you understand the above-mentioned procedures. Therefore, the accuracy of the information found in these documents cannot be guaranteed. Please refer to the appropriate agencies to ensure that you comply with the regulations.

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Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

CAR

Chad

Congo

Cote d'Ivoire

DRC

Eq Guinea

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea Bissau

Guinea

Kenya

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritania

Mali

Mozambique

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Sao Tome

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Brazil Wooden Regulations

From 1st February, 2016, the Brazilian Customs and Port Authorities will require shippers to provide the wooden packing material details for all cargoes to/from Brazil. Brazil exporters and importers (all cargoes destined to/from Brazil) will be required to provide, Wooden Packing Material details when submitting the shipping instructions to the Ocean Carrier.

Brazil Wooden Regulations (english version)

Brazil Wooden Regulations (spanish version)

Brazil Wooden Regulations (chinese version)

Brazil Wooden Regulations (portuguese version)

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.

US Import Cargo Security Requirements

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.

EU Advance Cargo Declaration Manifest

Mexican Advance Cargo Declaration

The regulation requiring submission of details for shipments going to Mexico trough AMANAC website was implemented in 2007 by Mexican Customs to reinforce checking and control on goods imported on Mexican territory.

Mexican Advance Cargo Declaration

Turkey Customs Advance Cargo Declaration

Since 1st January 2012, Turkey made it mandatory 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

Turkey Advance Cargo Declaration

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.

Canada Advance Cargo Declaration


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