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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)

International movement of goods governmental regulatory message

Version:D
Release:98B
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:4
Date:98-08-25
SOURCE:Australia/New Zealand EDIFACT Board

CONTENTS
International movement of goods governmental regulatory 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 International movement of goods governmental regulatory message (SANCRT) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1. SCOPE


1.1. Functional Definition

The SANCRT message permits a commercial operator to apply to a national agency for the issue of a certificate, permit, authorization etc. in respect of products to be imported or exported. It further permits the issuing authority to transmit to the applicant and to the exporting or importing country's relevant national authority, (e.g. Customs, Agriculture etc.) the details of the certificate, permit or authorization in respect of those products thus facilitating the import/export clearance of the consignment whilst ensuring that all certificate, permit, authorization requirements are met.


1.2. Field of Application

The International movement of goods governmental regulatory message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.


1.3. Principles

This message may be used nationally and internationally by government authorities and commercial entities requesting, issuing or verifying permits, certificates, authorizations, licences, etc. in respect of imported and exported goods. Typically the message would be used:

  1. by an importer or exporter to request an issuing authority to issue a certificate, permit, etc.;
  2. by an issuing authority to inform the applicant that a certificate, permit, etc. has been issued;
  3. by an issuing authority to inform the national Customs authority of the details of the consignment that has been certified, licensed, etc.;
  4. by an issuing authority to inform an overseas authority (e.g. Food and Drug, Agriculture etc.) of the details of a consignment that has been certified, licensed, etc.

The message is intended to cover a wide range of products requiring authorization, certification, etc. for a wide variety of reasons (e.g. sanitary/phytosanitary certification, certificate of origin, certificate of authenticity, import and export permits or licenses for various goods).

  • The message may be used for either imported or exported products. In both cases a single message is used for a product type consigned from a single consignor to a single consignee.
  • A certificate may cover several product items. A certificate should however be limited to product items of the same type or category.
  • All products covered by a certificate are transported together on the same transport vehicle or vehicle set at the same time. Transport can however occur over more than one stage.
  • The product may be in zero, one or more containers.
  • Inclusion of standard endorsements or generic textual declarations in the certificate is discouraged. It is recommended that these and other certification protocol requirements be accounted for outside the certificate in individual trading partner agreements.

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 indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

0010 UNH, Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the International movement of goods governmental regulatory message is SANCRT.

Note: International movement of goods governmental regulatory messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065SANCRT
0052D
005498B
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment uniquely identifying the type of document (e.g. certificate of origin, export licence, application for licence), its function and the document reference number.

0030 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying dates relevant to the document specified in the above BGM (e.g. date of issue, the validity period, the date on which licence is available for inspection, the date goods are available for inspection, the authentication date, time of the document).

0040 STS, Status

A segment specifying status information relevant to the entire message (e.g. the status of a request or operational process relating to the certificate, permit, etc.).

0050 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location relevant to the entire message (e.g. country of origin, country of ultimate destination, country of destination, present location of goods, identification of transit countries, country of export, region of export).

0060 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying references related to the entire message (e.g. Customs declaration number, exporters textile control registration number, form A reference number, certificate number, slaughter plant licence number, processing plant licence number).

0070 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying textual information in code or clear form, to give further clarification where required to the entire message (e.g. special comments, certification statements, goods description).

0080 MEA, Measurements

A segment identifying measurements relevant to the products covered by the entire message (e.g. net weights of goods, quantity of goods, quantity covered by quota).

0090 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment identifying monetary amounts related to the whole message (e.g. invoice value, special handling charges, transport charges, customs value).

0100 GIS, General indicator

A segment identifying how processing of the message is to be qualified.

0110 CST, Customs status of goods

A segment identifying the Commodity code which relates to the whole message.

0120 Segment Group 1: DOC-DTM-LOC

A group of segments identifying documentary requirements where they are needed as supporting information for the entire message.

0130 DOC, Document/message details

A segment identifying a specific document required as supporting information for the entire message.

0140 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date related to the document specified in the above DOC (e.g. date of issue of the document or the presentation period within which the document must be presented).

0150 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations related to a document (e.g. the place of issue of document identified in the above DOC).

0160 Segment Group 2: PNA-ADR-SG3

A group of segments identifying parties relevant to the entire certificate, with any related contacts and communication numbers.

0170 PNA, Party identification

A segment identifying the name or other references of a party associated with the message (e.g. importer, consignor, consignee, exporter, applicant, transport company, manufacturer, company to which product is to be transferred, certificate issuing authority, authenticating party).

0180 ADR, Address

A segment identifying the address of a party associated with the message (e.g. importer, consignor, consignee, exporter, applicant, transport company, manufacturer, company to which product is to be transferred, certificate issuing authority, authenticating party).

0190 Segment Group 3: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying a contact and communication numbers for the party specified in the above PNA.

0200 CTA, Contact information

A segment giving additional contact information for the person or department specified as a relevant party, to whom communication should be directed.

0210 COM, Communication contact

A segment identifying the phone number, fax number or other communications number of the contact specified for the relevant party.

0220 Segment Group 4: TDT-DTM-LOC-RFF

A group of segments specifying how products described on the message are transported, possibly in multiple stages.

0230 TDT, Details of transport

A segment identifying the mode and means of transport, and the transport vehicle used (e.g. vessel voyage number or aircraft flight number, vessel or aircraft name, vessel or aircraft registration number).

0240 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date related to the transport of product (e.g. date of departure and date of arrival of each transport stage).

0250 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location relevant to a transport stage.

0260 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying an additional document or regulatory references relevant to a transport stage.

0270 Segment Group 5: PAC-PCI-MEA

A group of segments specifying the number, characteristics, and identification markings of packaging relevant to the entire message.

0280 PAC, Package

A segment identifying the number and type of packages relevant to the entire message.

0290 PCI, Package identification

A segment identifying markings and labels on packages relevant to the entire message.

0300 MEA, Measurements

A segment identifying measurements relevant to packaging of the product covered by the entire message (e.g. weights of inner and outer packages).

0310 Segment Group 6: EQD-TMP-SG7

A group of segments identifying equipment used to transport of product covered by the entire message.

0320 EQD, Equipment details

A segment identifying a unit of equipment used to transport the product covered by the entire message (e.g. container or ships hold).

0330 TMP, Temperature

A segment to identify temperature details related to the equipment unit specified in EQD.

0340 Segment Group 7: SEL-DTM-LOC

A group of segments identifying seals applied a unit of equipment used to transport the product covered by the entire message.

0350 SEL, Seal number

A segment identifying a seal and the seal issuer for the unit of equipment.

0360 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date relevant to the sealing of the unit of equipment.

0370 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location relevant to the sealing of the unit of equipment (e.g. place where seal applied).

0380 Segment Group 8: PRC-IMD-MEA-DTM-LOC-DOC-RFF-TMP-SG9

A group of segments identifying a process applied to the product, packaging or transport equipment covered by the entire message, and related names, addresses, dates, measurements and references.

0390 PRC, Process identification

A segment identifying a process relevant to the entire message (e.g. pest treatment, slaughtering, packing, storage, testing, preservation and materials such as chemicals associated with the process).

0400 IMD, Item description

A segment used to indicate chemicals, active ingredients etc. used in processing.

0410 MEA, Measurements

A segment identifying various measurement factors for the process (e.g. temperature during storage or chemical concentrations during treatment).

0420 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date and or time relevant to the process (e.g. duration of a specific process).

0430 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location relevant to the process.

0440 DOC, Document/message details

A segment identifying a specific document required as supporting information for the process.

0450 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying an additional reference or regulation relevant to the process.

0460 TMP, Temperature

A segment to identify temperature details related to the process.

0470 Segment Group 9: PNA-ADR-SG10

A group of segments identifying a party relevant to a process applied to all product, packaging or transport equipment covered by the entire message, together with any related addresses, contacts and communication numbers.

0480 PNA, Party identification

A segment identifying the name or other reference to a party associated with a process applied to product or associated equipment (e.g. the identifier of a treatment, packing, storage, inspection or testing organisation).

0490 ADR, Address

A segment identifying the address of a party associated with a process applied to a product or associated equipment (e.g. the address of a treatment, packing, storage, inspection or testing organisation).

0500 Segment Group 10: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying contact and communication numbers for the party specified in the above PNA.

0510 CTA, Contact information

A segment giving additional contact information for the person or department specified as a relevant party, to whom communication should be directed.

0520 COM, Communication contact

A segment identifying the phone number, fax number or other communications number of the contact specified as relevant party.

0530 Segment Group 11: LIN-CST-MEA-PIA-IMD-GIN-RFF-ATT-DTM-LOC-FTX-

QTY-MOA-SG12-SG13-SG15-SG16-SG18 A group of segments identifying line item details for a certificate, permit, authorization, etc.

0540 LIN, Line item

A segment identifying product item details for a line on the message.

0550 CST, Customs status of goods

A segment identifying the Commodity code at item level.

0560 MEA, Measurements

A segment identifying measurements relevant to the product item (e.g. net and gross weights, number of items or age).

0570 PIA, Additional product id

A segment specifying additional or substitutional product item identifiers. The segment should be used for example to specify any tariff classification relevant to the product item.

0580 IMD, Item description

A segment describing the product item in an industry or free format. The segment could also be used to describe attributes such as species or breed.

0590 GIN, Goods identity number

A segment specifying additional identifiers related to the product item (e.g. animal tag numbers).

0600 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying references related to the product item (e.g. quota reference number, export authorization number, permit holder reference number, product serial number).

0610 ATT, Attribute

A segment further identifying attributes of the product item (e.g. product sex).

0620 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date relevant to the product item (e.g. the use by date).

0630 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location relevant to the product item (e.g. country of origin where different to country of export).

0640 FTX, Free text

A segment specifying textual information in code or clear form, to give further clarification where required for the product item (e.g. scientific name of the product item, any declarations or comments specific to the product item, and the names of product contaminates).

0650 QTY, Quantity

A segment identifying quantity details relevant to the product item (e.g. quantity manufactured, quantity in commercial units, quantity in control units, quantity in quota units, quantity shipped).

0660 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment identifying monetary amounts related to the product item (e.g. customs value, item price).

0670 Segment Group 12: DOC-DTM-LOC

A group of segments identifying related documents specific to a licence, certificate, permit, etc. line.

0680 DOC, Document/message details

A segment identifying a specific document required as supporting information for a certificate, permit, authorization line.

0690 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date related to the document (e.g. date of issue of the document, the presentation period within which the document must be presented).

0700 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location related to the document (e.g. place of issue of the document).

0710 Segment Group 13: PNA-ADR-SG14

A group of segments identifying a party relevant to a line item, together with any related addresses, contacts and communication numbers.

0720 PNA, Party identification

A segment identifying the name or other reference to a party relevant to a line item.

0730 ADR, Address

A segment identifying the address of a party relevant to a line item.

0740 Segment Group 14: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying contact and communication numbers for the party specified in the above PNA.

0750 CTA, Contact information

A segment giving additional contact information for the person or department specified as a relevant party to whom communication should be directed.

0760 COM, Communication contact

A segment identifying the phone number, fax number or other communications number of the contact specified as the relevant party.

0770 Segment Group 15: PAC-PCI-MEA

A group of segments specifying the number, characteristics, and identification markings of individual packages.

0780 PAC, Package

A segment identifying the number and type of packages relevant to the product item.

0790 PCI, Package identification

A segment identifying markings and labels on packages relevant to the product item.

0800 MEA, Measurements

A segment identifying measurements relevant to packaging of the product item (e.g. weights of inner and outer packages).

0810 Segment Group 16: EQD-TMP-SG17

A group of segments identifying equipment used to transport the product item.

0820 EQD, Equipment details

A segment identifying a unit of equipment used to transport the product item (e.g. container or ships hold).

0830 TMP, Temperature

A segment to identify temperature details related to the equipment.

0840 Segment Group 17: SEL-DTM-LOC

A group of segments identifying seals applied a unit of equipment used to transport the product item.

0850 SEL, Seal number

A segment identifying a seal and the seal issuer for the unit of equipment.

0860 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date relevant to the sealing of the unit of equipment.

0870 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location relevant to the sealing of the unit of equipment.

0880 Segment Group 18: PRC-IMD-MEA-DTM-LOC-DOC-RFF-TMP-SG19

A group of segments identifying a process applied to a product item, and related names, addresses, dates, measurements and references.

0890 PRC, Process identification

A segment identifying a process relevant to the product item (e.g. pest treatment, slaughtering, packing, storage, testing, reservation and materials such as chemicals associated with the process).

0900 IMD, Item description

A segment used to indicate chemicals, active ingredients etc. used in processing.

0910 MEA, Measurements

A segment identifying various measurement factors for the process.

0920 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date relevant to the process (e.g. duration of a specific process).

0930 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment identifying a location relevant to the process.

0940 DOC, Document/message details

A segment identifying a specific document required as supporting information for the process.

0950 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying an additional reference or regulation relevant to the process.

0960 TMP, Temperature

A segment to identify temperature details related to the process.

0970 Segment Group 19: PNA-ADR-SG20

A group of segments identifying a party relevant to a product item process, together with any related addresses, contacts and communication numbers.

0980 PNA, Party identification

A segment identifying the name or other reference to a party relevant to a product item process.

0990 ADR, Address

A segment identifying the address of a party relevant to a product item process.

1000 Segment Group 20: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying contact and communication numbers for the party specified in the above PNA.

1010 CTA, Contact information

A segment giving additional contact information for the person or department specified as a relevant party to whom communication should be directed.

1020 COM, Communication contact

A segment identifying the phone number , fax number or other communication number of the contact specified as the relevant party.

1030 CNT, Control total

A segment to provide message control totals as required (e.g. total number of line items, total number of containers, total quantity shipped).

1040 Segment Group 21: AUT-DTM

A group of segments permitting the verification of the authenticity of the sender and the integrity of the data.

1050 AUT, Authentication result

A segment containing the result of the algorithm permitting the verification of the authenticity of the sender and the integrity of the data.

1060 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment identifying a date associated with the preceding AUT.

1070 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)

ADR Address
ATT Attribute
AUT Authentication result
BGM Beginning of message
CNT Control total
COM Communication contact
CST Customs status of goods
CTA Contact information
DOC Document/message details
DTM Date/time/period
EQD Equipment details
FTX Free text
GIN Goods identity number
GIS General indicator
IMD Item description
LIN Line item
LOC Place/location identification
MEA Measurements
MOA Monetary amount
PAC Package
PCI Package identification
PIA Additional product id
PNA Party identification
PRC Process identification
QTY Quantity
RFF Reference
SEL Seal number
STS Status
TDT Details of transport
TMP Temperature
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 ×99 (C)
├─STS Status ×99 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×99 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×99 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×99 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×99 (C)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×99 (C)
├─GIS General indicator ×99 (C)
├─CST Customs status of goods ×1 (C)
├─Segment Group 1 ×99 (C)
├─DOC Document/message details ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 2 ×99 (C)
├─PNA Party identification ×1 (M)
├─ADR Address ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 3 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 4 ×99 (C)
├─TDT Details of transport ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
└─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 5 ×99 (C)
├─PAC Package ×1 (M)
├─PCI Package identification ×9 (C)
└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 6 ×99 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─TMP Temperature ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 7 ×99 (C)
──├─SEL Seal number ×1 (M)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
──└─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 8 ×99 (C)
├─PRC Process identification ×1 (M)
├─IMD Item description ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
├─DOC Document/message details ×9 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─TMP Temperature ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 9 ×99 (C)
──├─PNA Party identification ×1 (M)
──├─ADR Address ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 10 ×9 (C)
────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
────└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 11 ×9999 (C)
├─LIN Line item ×1 (M)
├─CST Customs status of goods ×9 (C)
├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─PIA Additional product id ×9 (C)
├─IMD Item description ×9 (C)
├─GIN Goods identity number ×9999 (C)
├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
├─ATT Attribute ×9 (C)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
├─FTX Free text ×9 (C)
├─QTY Quantity ×9 (C)
├─MOA Monetary amount ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 12 ×99 (C)
├─DOC Document/message details ×1 (M)
├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 13 ×99 (C)
├─PNA Party identification ×1 (M)
├─ADR Address ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 14 ×9 (C)
──├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 15 ×99 (C)
├─PAC Package ×1 (M)
├─PCI Package identification ×9 (C)
└─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 16 ×99 (C)
├─EQD Equipment details ×1 (M)
├─TMP Temperature ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 17 ×99 (C)
──├─SEL Seal number ×1 (M)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
──└─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
└─Segment Group 18 ×99 (C)
──├─PRC Process identification ×1 (M)
──├─IMD Item description ×9 (C)
──├─MEA Measurements ×9 (C)
──├─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
──├─LOC Place/location identification ×9 (C)
──├─DOC Document/message details ×9 (C)
──├─RFF Reference ×9 (C)
──├─TMP Temperature ×9 (C)
──└─Segment Group 19 ×99 (C)
────├─PNA Party identification ×1 (M)
────├─ADR Address ×9 (C)
────└─Segment Group 20 ×9 (C)
──────├─CTA Contact information ×1 (M)
──────└─COM Communication contact ×9 (C)
├─CNT Control total ×9 (C)
├─Segment Group 21 ×99 (C)
├─AUT Authentication result ×1 (M)
└─DTM Date/time/period ×9 (C)
└─UNT Message trailer ×1 (M)

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