In March 2012, a change to Japan’s Customs Law stipulated the new Advance Filing Rules on Maritime Container Cargo Information. These rules require vessel operators (or carriers) and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) to provide electronic cargo information to Japan Customs, no later than 24 hours before departure of the vessel from a port of loading.

Vessel operators must file cargo information based on the Ocean (Master) Bill of Lading issued at the time of departure from a port of loading. Additionally, NVOCCs must also file cargo information based on the House Bill of Lading at the time of departure.

Vessels that do not comply with the new requirements, or having provided inaccurate documents are subject to penalties by the Japan authorities. Vessel may not be allowed to release their shipment and Individuals can face up to a year's imprisonment, or a fine not exceeding JPY 500,000.

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Secure corporate account. Security with high availability for enterprise class users.
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Report generation capabilities. Data helps to track and analyse cargo movements.
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