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MAWB, consol manifest, HAWB(s), shipper(s) invoice, shipper(s) packing list
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde (Portugal)
- Canary Islands (Spain)
- Central African Republic
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Madeira (Portugal)
- Mayotte (France)
- Réunion (France)
- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- United Republic of Tanzania
- Is freight collect on HAWB available?
- Is destination clearance and delivery available?
- Is ISPM15 (IPPC) required for solid wood materials?
- Is shipper required to undertake Pre Shipment Inspection?
import airline storage period from time of arrival
Destination import notes and documentation requirements
- original AWB (full original set not E-copy or photo copy)
- original Shipper's invoice
- original Shippers packing list
All documents must be in English
HAWB must show actual true freight charges otherwise IATA rate will be applied as the Value for Customs at destination
Consignee is to be stated in full by importer of record, importers address, phone number and contact person
China Customs at origin require details of MAWB consignee and HAWB consignee tax i.d / VAT number to process export entry.
THE BELOW GOODS ARE SUBJECT TO ORIGIN PRE SHIPMENT INSPECTION
Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI / BIVAC)
Goods under F.O.B value 2500 USD are not subject to PSI/BIVAC
Machinery, Mechanical appliances, Electrical and electronic products: HS chapters 84, 85 and 94
Building products and Chemical products: HS chapters 28, 29, 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83
Medical devices, Body care & Health products, Toys: HS chapters 33, 34, 90 and 95
PSI/BIVAC has to be arranged by the shipper and not their appointed freight forwarder or any other outside entity.
Once PSI inspection and processing is complete at origin, the inspecting agent issues shipper with a Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
Shipper is responsible for ensuring the CoC is sent to the consignee prior to shipment arriving at destination.
The following goods are exempt from PSI/BIVAC :
Parcels without commercial value and express mail
Goods from governments or international organizations to recognized humanitarian and charitable organizations
Personal gifts and personal belongings
Humanitarian goods from foreign governments or organizations in case of disaster
Goods for the diplomatic community
Goods purchased with donations and external funds
Last update: November 20, 2020