The e-Sea Customs Clearance Scheme (hereinafter, the e-SCC Scheme) is one of our latest trade facilitation initiatives catered for the Forwarding Agents and Logistics Companies to submit House-Level electronic cargo information for the purposes of sea cargo clearance.
The e-SCC Scheme is a scheme currently launching by Customs. It aims to simplify the existing Customs clearance procedures and provide an e-channel for sea freight forwarders to submit advance house bill of lading (inbound/transshipment ocean mode consignments) information through an Excel/CSV file to Customs. We strongly believe such change will bring mutual benefit to both freight forwarders and Customs.
|Forwarder:||Automatically submit all house bills of lading of import/transshipment consignments (ocean mode) to Customs through internet email; &|
|Customs:||No DN Form 1 for CV will be issued except under exceptional situations, for example, HBL not submitted before ETA of vessel and under normal circumstance, only D/N Form 2 will be issued before the ETA of vessel for detaining a consignment for examination.|
Detailed changes are illustrated below with the current (Chart 1) and proposed (Chart 2) workflows respectively.
Under e-SCC Scheme, we aim to provide convenience and facilitation for the Forwarding Agents and Logistics Companies joining the Scheme with a view to optimize their operation efficiency with Customs. In order to see a fuller picture, the benefits and costs of joining the Scheme are shown in the table below (Table. 1).
|Countries||Vessel transit time||Submission schedule||Customs action(if necessary)|
|Category A||10 days or more||2 days before ETA||Only D/N Form 2 before ETA|
|Category B||4-10 days||1 day before ETA||Only D/N Form 2 before ETA|
|Category C||3 days or less||1 day after ATA||D/N Form 1 before ETA
D/N Form 2 or Release Voucher 1 day
More details on the 3 categories of countries could be referred to the tables below (Schedules 1-3).
Detailed Submission Scheme in a week could be referred to the attachment below.
PDF file of the Submission Scheme
The following links provide samples of files to be submitted to Customs under the e-SCC Scheme:
Email format could be referred to the attachment below.
(Attachment: Attachment III - Email Format)
Header File could be referred to the attachment below.
(Attachment: Attachment IV - Header File)
HBL File could be referred to the attachment below.
(Attachment: Attachment VI - HBL File)
Please feel free to contact us if you have any enquiries regarding the e-SCC Scheme.
|Telephone||: (852) 3152 0182 / (852) 3152 0244|