Here the latest news on Japan AFR circulated by MOL:
Subject: House B/L informationsubmission for Japan AFR (Advance Filing Rule on Maritime Container Cargo Information)
Dear Valued Customer,
Please refer to Japan customs’informationonbelow website (Question item 45) advising “The cargo information of a cargo which is transshipped in Japan and brought to a foreign country is needed to be filed”. Japan customs reminded shipping lines recently that “The cargo information”signified both of B/L types (MasterB/L and House B/L), House B/L information submission is needed tobe filed in case House B/L was involved on Transshipment servicevia Japan port.
Therefor please note below information is needed to be submitted to Japan customs no later than 24 hours before the vessel’s departure time at origin port.
l Master B/L information of Japan import container cargo
l House B/L information of Japan import container cargo
l Master B/L information of transshipment container cargo via Japan port
l House B/L information of transshipment container cargo via Japan port
Japan customs Q & A list:
Japan customs website for Advance filing rule on Maritime Container Cargo Information