Japan’s advance manifest rule about to go live
Japanese Customs will introduce Thursday its mandatory advance manifest rule that will require the submission of manifest information at least 24 hours before vessels arrive at Japanese ports. There will be no changes to the information required for manifest filing.
Exceptions will include cargo from Mainland China or South Korea to ports in the Kyushu area or those bordering the Japan Sea. For these shipments, manifest information must be submitted no more than 12 hours before arrival.
A summary of the advance filing rules are available at: http://www.customs.go.jp/tetsuzuki/procedures/advance_e/summary.htm