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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

Customs express consignment declaration message

Version:D
Release:97A
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:2
Date:96-12-13
SOURCE:Development of the Customs Co-operation Council.

CONTENTS
Customs express consignment declaration 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:
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 express consignment declaration message (CUSEXP) 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 express consignment data to a Customs Administration for the purpose of combining all three types of Customs reporting (conveyance report, cargo report and Customs Declaration) within a single message.


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 dependent on the type of business or industry.


1.3. Principles

It is envisaged that the Customs Express Consignment Declaration Message (CUSEXP) will allow the reporting of individual or multiple consignments to a Customs Administration at the Master and House Transport Document level. The message may be used for either import or export purposes.

The message is transmitted upon arrival of the goods, or where national legislation permits, prior to the arrival of the conveyance.


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 express consignment declaration message is CUSEXP.

Note: Customs express consignment declaration messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065CUSEXP
0052D
005497A
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment for unique identification of the declaration type, i.e. import, export, in-transit.

0030 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify the dates, times or periods relevant to the whole message e.g. elected date of presentation, date of message.

0040 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to identify a place or location relevant to the entire message e.g., office of entry, clearance port.

0050 CNT, Control total

A segment specifying control totals e.g. total number of Express Consignments reported, total number of master transport documents, total number of packages.

0060 Segment Group 1: NAD-SG2

A group of segments to identify contact party details.

0070 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify the party name and address responsible for the express consignment.

0080 Segment Group 2: CTA-COM

A group of segments indicating contact parties and contact numbers.

0090 CTA, Contact information

A segment identifying contact party.

0100 COM, Communication contact

A segment identifying the contact party's telephone and/or fax number.

0110 Segment Group 3: TDT-DTM-SG4

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

0120 TDT, Details of transport

A segment to indicate the name of the carrier, name/number of vehicle or flight, conveyance reference number.

0130 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify the dates, times or periods relevant to the transport used.

0140 Segment Group 4: LOC-DTM

A group of segments to provide details of locations, dates and times relevant to the means of transport.

0150 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to identify a place or location relevant to the transport details.

0160 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify dates, times or periods relevant to the transport details e.g. actual date/time of arrival.

0170 Segment Group 5: EQD-SEL

A group of segments giving details of equipment and seals.

0180 EQD, Equipment details

A segment to identify a unit of equipment.

0190 SEL, Seal number

A segment to specify a seal number related to equipment.

0200 Segment Group 6: RFF-NAD-CNT-SG7

A group of segments giving details of all consignments covered by an individual Master Transport Document reference.

0210 RFF, Reference

A segment to identify Master Transport Document references or similar documentation pertinent to the conveyance report.

0220 NAD, Name and address

A segment to specify the party name and address of the sender and receiver of the Master Transport Document.

0230 CNT, Control total

A segment to specify control totals e.g. total number of House Transport Documents.

0240 Segment Group 7: CNI-SGP-CNT-MEA-LOC-NAD-SG8-SG9-SG10-SG11-

SG13-SG14-SG15 A group of segments giving details of single express consignments at the House Transport Document level.

0250 CNI, Consignment information

A segment to indicate the reference number of the House Transport Document for the relevant consignment.

0260 SGP, Split goods placement

A segment to specify the placement of the goods in relation to equipment.

0270 CNT, Control total

A segment specifying control totals e.g. total number of Customs items reported.

0280 MEA, Measurements

A segment providing for measurements requirements related to the express consignment e.g. gross weight.

0290 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying place/location relevant to the express consignment, e.g. country of consignment, place of loading/unloading.

0300 NAD, Name and address

A segment describing name and address of the shipper and consignee of the express consignment.

0310 Segment Group 8: GDS-FTX

A group of segments giving information relevant to the nature of the cargo.

0320 GDS, Nature of cargo

A segment specifying the nature of the goods in accordance with the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC)/International Express Carriers Conference(IECC) Express Consignment Guidelines : i.e. Category 1 - Documents, Category 2 - Low-value non-dutiable goods, Category 3 - Low-value dutiable goods, Category 4 - High value goods.

0330 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying the description in narrative form.

0340 Segment Group 9: PAC-PCI

A group of segments giving details of packages and markings.

0350 PAC, Package

A segment to identify the number and type of packages.

0360 PCI, Package identification

A segment to identify markings and labels on the type of package reported.

0370 Segment Group 10: TOD-LOC-FTX

A group of segments to specify terms of delivery and related locations.

0380 TOD, Terms of delivery or transport

A segment identifying terms and places of delivery of the entered goods e.g. coded International Rules for the Interpretation of Trade Terms (INCOTERMS).

0390 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying the place/location relevant to the terms of delivery of the express consignment.

0400 FTX, Free text

A segment describing terms of delivery in narrative form.

0410 Segment Group 11: MOA-SG12

A group of segments to specify monetary amounts.

0420 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment specifying the monetary amounts relative to the express consignment e.g. declared value of a single consignment.

0430 Segment Group 12: CUX-DTM

A group of segments to specify rates of exchange and currencies.

0440 CUX, Currencies

A segment to specify rates of exchange/currencies reported in regard to value.

0450 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify date and time relevant to exchange rates regarding the value of the express consignment.

0460 Segment Group 13: TAX-MOA-GIS

A group of segments giving the total of duties/taxes/fees and methods of payment related to the consignment.

0470 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details

A segment identifying the tax type, rate and base associated with the consignment.

0480 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment identifying monetary amounts (e.g. tax/fee amount) associated with the preceding TAX.

0490 GIS, General indicator

A segment identifying an indicator (e.g. method of payment indicator) associated with the preceding TAX.

0500 Segment Group 14: DOC-DTM-LOC

A group of segments to specify documentary requirements and references related to the express consignment.

0510 DOC, Document/message details

A segment specifying the documentation requirements for particular Customs/government agencies e.g. invoice, certificate of origin.

0520 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying date/time/period information as related to the documentation requirements.

0530 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying the place/location relevant to the documentation requirements.

0540 Segment Group 15: CST-FTX-LOC-MEA-SG16

A group of segments giving information relevant to the Customs treatment of the goods at Customs item level.

0550 CST, Customs status of goods

A segment describing the goods in terms of Customs entities, status and intended use i.e. the H.S. Tariff Codes.

0560 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying the Customs description in narrative form.

0570 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying place/location relevant to the Customs treatment of the goods e.g. country of origin.

0580 MEA, Measurements

A segment providing for measurements requirements related to the Customs item e.g. net weight and supplementary units.

0590 Segment Group 16: TAX-MOA-GIS

A group of segments identifying duties/taxes/fees and methods of payment related to a Customs item.

0600 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details

A segment identifying the tax type, rate and base associated with a Customs item.

0610 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment identifying monetary amounts (e.g. tax/fee amount) associated with the preceding TAX.

0620 GIS, General indicator

A segment identifying an indicator (e.g. method of payment indicator) associated with the preceding TAX.

0630 Segment Group 17: AUT-DTM

A group of segments to specify authentication results.

0640 AUT, Authentication result

A segment that identifies and verifies the authenticity of the sender and data integrity.

0650 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying date/time/period information related to the authentication requirements.

0660 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
CST Customs status of goods
CTA Contact information
CUX Currencies
DOC Document/message details
DTM Date/time/period
EQD Equipment details
FTX Free text
GDS Nature of cargo
GIS General indicator
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
MOA Monetary amount
NAD Name and address
PAC Package
PCI Package identification
RFF Reference
SEL Seal number
SGP Split goods placement
TAX Duty/tax/fee details
TDT Details of transport
TOD Terms of delivery or transport
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 ×5 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×5 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×1 (M)
├─NAD Name and address ×1 (M)
└─Segment Group 2 ×5 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×5 (C)
├─Segment Group 3 ×1 (M)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 4 ×9 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 5 ×99 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
└─SEL Seal number ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×999 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×1 (M)
├─NAD Name and address ×2 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×1 (C)
└─Segment Group 7 ×9999 (M)
──├─CNI Consignment information ×1 (M)
──├─SGP Split goods placement ×9 (C)
──├─CNT Control total ×9 (C)
──├─MEA Measurements ×1 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×2 (C)
──├─NAD Name and address ×5 (C)
──├─Segment Group 8 ×1 (C)
──├─GDS Nature of cargo ×1 (M)
──└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 9 ×999 (C)
──├─PAC Package ×1 (M)
──└─PCI Package identification ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 10 ×1 (C)
──├─TOD Terms of delivery or transport ×1 (M)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
──└─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 11 ×10 (C)
──├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (M)
──└─Segment Group 12 ×1 (C)
────├─CUX Currencies ×1 (M)
────└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 13 ×9 (C)
──├─TAX Duty/tax/fee details ×1 (M)
──├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (C)
──└─GIS General indicator ×1 (C)
──├─Segment Group 14 ×9 (C)
──├─DOC Document/message details ×1 (M)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
──└─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (C)
──└─Segment Group 15 ×99 (C)
────├─CST Customs status of goods ×1 (M)
────├─FTX Free text ×1 (C)
────├─LOC Place/location identification ×1 (M)
────├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
────└─Segment Group 16 ×9 (C)
──────├─TAX Duty/tax/fee details ×1 (M)
──────├─MOA Monetary amount ×1 (C)
──────└─GIS General indicator ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 17 ×1 (C)
├─AUT Authentication result ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×1 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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