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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Customs cargo report message

Version:D
Release:97A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:6
Date:96-12-13
SOURCE:Development of the Customs Co-operation Council

CONTENTS
Customs cargo report message
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. SCOPE
    1. Functional definition
    2. Field of application
    3. Principles
  3. REFERENCES
  4. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    1. Standard terms and definitions
  5. MESSAGE DEFINITION
    1. Data segment clarification
    2. Data segment index (alphabetical sequence)
    3. Message structure
      1. Segment table

For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.6, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction


This message also occurs in the following versions of this standard:
D93A, D94A, D94B, D95A, D95B, D96A, D96B, D97A, D97B, D98A, D98B, D99A, D99B, D00A, D00B, D01A, D01B, D01C, D02A, D02B, D03A, D03B, D04A, D04B

0. INTRODUCTION

This specification provides the definition of the Customs cargo report message (CUSCAR) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

This message permits the transfer of data from a carrier to a Customs administration for the purpose of meeting Customs cargo reporting requirements.


1.2. Field of Application

This message may be applied for both national and international trade. It is based on universal practice and is not independent on the type of business or industry.


1.3. Principles

It is envisaged that the Customs Cargo Inventory Report Message may be initiated by the carrier to report single or multiple consignments to a Customs administration. The message is transmitted upon arrival of the goods, or where national legislation permits, prior to arrival. The data provides Customs with a means of "writing off" or acquitting the cargo report against Goods declarations. It also allows Customs to undertake selectivity processing in order to select high risk shipments requiring examination.

The message may be used for reporting:

(a) onward transit/transhipment; (b) short and part shipped goods; (c) empty containers; (d) import/export cargo; (e) house and masterbill relationships.


2. REFERENCES

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS


3.1. Standard terms and definitions

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.6 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4. MESSAGE DEFINITION


4.1. Data Segment Clarification

This section should be read in conjunction with the Segment Table which indicate mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

0010 UNH, Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Customs cargo report message is CUSCAR.

Note: Customs cargo report messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065CUSCAR
0052D
005497A
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment to indicate the message name, type, number and functionality.

0030 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the date/time of message creation and the date and time of cargo report to Customs.

0040 Segment Group 1: RFF-DTM

A group of segments to identify the unique reference number and date time details for the whole message.

0050 RFF, Reference

A segment to provide the unique reference number for the message, e.g. manifest number.

0060 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the date/time of the reference number for the message.

0070 Segment Group 2: NAD-SG3

A group of segments to identify contact and communication contact information related to the person responsible for the cargo reporting.

0080 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the person or party reporting the cargo.

0090 Segment Group 3: CTA-COM

A group of segments to identify a contact and its communication related party.

0100 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department within a party.

0110 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify the communication numbers of persons or department to whom communication should be directed.

0120 FTX, Free text

A segment to provide reason for change in report.

0130 Segment Group 4: TDT-LOC-DTM

A group of segments to identify details of transport, locations and associated dates/times.

0140 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to identify the primary identity of the conveyance e.g. voyage/flight number, vehicle number, railway car initials and numbers and name of vessel reference number.

0150 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate locations relevant to the details of transport, such as port/place of loading, port/place of discharge and port/place of initial arrival.

0160 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify dates/times related to details of transport.

0170 GIS, General indicator

A segment to specify the various customs processing indicators for the whole message.

0180 Segment Group 5: EQD-TSR-MEA-DIM-SEL-NAD-GIS-SG6

A group of segments to specify details of the equipment including information related to measurement, dimensions, seals, empty container responsible party, container quarantine indicator, as well as temperature/range and use indicator.

0190 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to specify the type of equipment, empty container indicator, and container number.

0200 TSR, Transport service requirements

A segment to specify the contract, carriage conditions, service and priority requirements for the transport.

0210 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify the measurements details for the equipment.

0220 DIM, Dimensions

A segment to specify the dimensions.

0230 SEL, Seal number

A segment to specify the seal number.

0240 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify the name and address of the empty container responsible party.

0250 GIS, General indicator

A segment to specify the container quarantine indicator.

0260 Segment Group 6: TMP-RNG

A group of segments to indicate temperature information.

0270 TMP, Temperature

A segment to specify temperature settings and indicator that refrigeration is in use.

0280 RNG, Range details

A segment to specify a range of temperatures to be maintained on refrigeration equipment.

0290 CNT, Control total

A segment to specify the total number of masters bills in the message.

0300 Segment Group 7: CNI-CNT-SG8

A group of segments to provide details of the consignment(s).

0310 CNI, Consignment information

A segment to sequentially number master bills reported in a multi-consignment message. For a single consignment message, this sequence number will always be 1.

0320 CNT, Control total

A segment to specify the total number of house bills reported under one master bill.

0330 Segment Group 8: RFF-CNT-MOA-LOC-GIS-CUX-CPI-SG9-SG11-SG13-

SG14 A group of segments specifying the details of each

0340 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify the bill number referring to the appropriate type of bill (e.g. master bill of lading, house bill of lading, straight air waybill).

0350 CNT, Control total

A segment to specify total consignment quantity and weight.

0360 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment to specify the onward carriage shipment value, amount of insurance, value of Customs in-bond movement, declared value for Customs, declared value for carriage, no Customs value, transport charge amount, freight payment amount.

0370 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to specify the Customs clearance office/place, place of origin of carriage, place of acceptance by importing carrier, place of ultimate destination of goods, place of transhipment, place of departure, place of customs examination and place/port of discharge.

0380 GIS, General indicator

A segment to specify processing indicators such as import/export/transit indicator, container quarantine indicator, onward movement type indicator and status of the goods.

0390 CUX, Currencies

A segment to specify the default currency for the consignment, e.g. air waybill currency.

0400 CPI, Charge payment instructions

A segment to specify the cargo category type, e.g. weight valuation, prepaid/collect and method of payment.

0410 Segment Group 9: TDT-LOC-DTM-MEA-SG10

A group of segments to identify details of onward carriage for each consignment.

0420 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to specify the identity of the onward conveyance.

0430 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to indicate locations relevant to the onward transport of the goods.

0440 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify dates/times related to details of onward transport.

0450 MEA, Measurements

A segment to specify physical measurements, including dimension tolerances, weights and counts (e.g. vehicle weight details).

0460 Segment Group 10: RFF-TSR

A group of segments to provide booking details (reference and type).

0470 RFF, Reference

A segment to specify onward carriage control number, onward carriage bond number and secondary conveyance identification numbers.

0480 TSR, Transport service requirements

A segment to specify the contract and carriage conditions and service and priority requirements for the transport.

0490 Segment Group 11: NAD-DTM-RFF-SG12

A group of segments to identify the parties, contacts and related references and dates.

0500 NAD, Name and address

A segment specifying the name and address of the consignor, shipper, notifier, consignee, empty container responsible party, nominated reporting agent, railway issuing waybill, and reporting party.

0510 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify date and/or time or period related to the party(s) identified in the NAD segment (e.g. date of birth).

0520 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify a reference used by a party e.g. reporting party's reference number.

0530 Segment Group 12: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying a contact and its communication related to the party.

0540 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department within a party.

0550 COM, Communication contact

A segment to identify the communication numbers of persons or department to whom communication should be directed.

0560 Segment Group 13: QTY-FTX

A group of segments to specify, at the consignment level, the quantity manifested, quantity landed and reason for change.

0570 QTY, Quantity

A segment identifying quantity manifested and quantity landed.

0580 FTX, Free text

A segment to indicate the reason for change e.g. part/short/overshipped cargo.

0590 Segment Group 14: GID-PAC-HAN-FTX-MEA-MOA-SGP-DGS-PCI-

CST-TMD-SG15-SG16 A group of segments specifying goods item details including number and type of packages, handling instructions, quantity variances, package identification, goods description, monetary amounts, measurements, indicators for split goods placement, indicator for dangerous goods, status of the goods, documents.

0600 GID, Goods item details

A segment identifying the line item number, as well as number and type of packages.

0610 PAC, Package

A segment identifying the level of packaging.

0620 HAN, Handling instructions

A segment identifying handling instructions.

0630 FTX, Free text

A segment to identify the description of goods.

0640 MEA, Measurements

A segment to identify the goods item gross/net weight.

0650 MOA, Monetary amount

Values per item.

0660 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to indicate the placement of goods in one or more containers.

0670 DGS, Dangerous goods

A segment to identify dangerous goods.

0680 PCI, Package identification

A segment identifying shipping marks.

0690 CST, Customs status of goods

A segment to identify Harmonized System codes related to each goods item.

0700 + TMD, Transport movement details

A segment used to describe specific transport movement details for goods related to the transportation information identified in segment group 14.

0710 Segment Group 15: GIS-DTM-DOC

A group of segments specifying general indicators, associated date/time details and documentary requirements.

0720 GIS, General indicator

A segment to indicate other government requirements (e.g. government quarantine indicator) to be met prior to onward movement and status of the goods.

0730 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify a date/time related to the whole group.

0740 DOC, Document/message details

A segment to indicate other government agency documentary requirements which must be met prior to onward movement.

0750 Segment Group 16: QTY-FTX

A group of segments to specify, at goods item level, the quantity manifested, quantity landed and reason for change.

0760 QTY, Quantity

A segment identifying quantity manifested and quantity landed.

0770 FTX, Free text

A segment to indicate the reason for change e.g. part/short/overshipped cargo.

0780 Segment Group 17: AUT-DTM-RFF

A group of segments to specify the authentication of the message.

0790 AUT, Authentication result

A segment to specify the results of the application of an authentication procedure, including the authenticity of sender to ensure integrity of data.

0800 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify the date/time/period when a message is authenticated.

0810 RFF, Reference

A segment to indicate any references to the authentication process.

0820 UNT, Message trailer

A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.


4.2. Data segment index (Alphabetical sequence by tag)

AUT Authentication result
BGM Beginning of message
CNI Consignment information
CNT Control total
COM Communication contact
CPI Charge payment instructions
CST Customs status of goods
CTA Contact information
CUX Currencies
DGS Dangerous goods
DIM Dimensions
DOC Document/message details
DTM Date/time/period
EQD Equipment details
FTX Free text
GID Goods item details
GIS General indicator
HAN Handling instructions
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
MOA Monetary amount
NAD Name and address
PAC Package
PCI Package identification
QTY Quantity
RFF Reference
RNG Range details
SEL Seal number
SGP Split goods placement
TDT Details of transport
TMD Transport movement details
TMP Temperature
TSR Transport service requirements
UNH Message header
UNT Message trailer

4.3. Message structure


4.3.1. Segment table

├─UNH Message header ×1 (M)
├─BGM Beginning of message ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×99 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 2 ×99 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 3 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 4 ×9 (C)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×99 (C)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×99 (C)
├─GIS General indicator ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 5 ×9999 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─TSR Transport service requirements ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─DIM Dimensions ×9 (C)
├─SEL Seal number ×9 (C)
├─NAD Name and address ×9 (C)
├─GIS General indicator ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 6 ×9 (C)
──├─TMP Temperature ×1 (M)
──└─RNG Range details ×1 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 7 ×9999 (C)
├─CNI Consignment information ×1 (M)
├─CNT Control total ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 8 ×9999 (C)
──├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
──├─CNT Control total ×9 (C)
──├─MOA Monetary amount ×9 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×99 (C)
──├─GIS General indicator ×9 (C)
──├─CUX Currencies ×9 (C)
──├─CPI Charge payment instructions ×9 (C)
──├─Segment Group 9 ×9 (C)
──├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
──├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 10 ×9 (C)
────├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
────└─TSR Transport service requirements ×9 (C)
──├─Segment Group 11 ×99 (C)
──├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
──├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 12 ×9 (C)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
────└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
──├─Segment Group 13 ×9 (C)
──├─QTY Quantity ×1 (M)
──└─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 14 ×9999 (M)
────├─GID Goods item details ×1 (M)
────├─PAC Package ×9 (C)
────├─HAN Handling instructions ×9 (C)
────├─FTX Free text ×99 (C)
────├─MEA Measurements ×99 (C)
────├─MOA Monetary amount ×9 (C)
────├─SGP Split goods placement ×9999 (C)
────├─DGS Dangerous goods ×9 (C)
────├─PCI Package identification ×9 (C)
────├─CST Customs status of goods ×1 (C)
────├─TMD Transport movement details ×9 (C)
────├─Segment Group 15 ×9 (C)
────├─GIS General indicator ×1 (M)
────├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
────└─DOC Document/message details ×9 (C)
────└─Segment Group 16 ×9 (C)
──────├─QTY Quantity ×1 (M)
──────└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 17 ×1 (C)
├─AUT Authentication result ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

Change indicators
plus sign An addition.
asterisk Addition/substraction/change to a code entry for a particular data element.
hash or pound sign Changes to names.
vertical bar Changes to text for descriptions, notes and functions.
minus sign A deletion.
letter X Marked for deletion.

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