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Brazil Customs has announced the implementation of electronic Advance Cargo Information (ACI) requirements using IATA Cargo-XML standards, as mandatory of March 2021. Carriers are responsible for filing Import, transit and NIL Cargo information in advance of the flight arrival at destination, for short haul flights or long-haul flights. The source data are Master Air Waybill (MAWB), House Waybill (HAWB) and flight manifest information. Pilot testing will begin in November 2020.
What do I need to do to comply? All airlines are solely responsible for the transmission of the data (air waybill, flight manifest). All Forwarders are solely responsible for the transmission of the data (House Waybill).
How can CHAMP help? CHAMP is offering a filing service compliant with Brazil Customs mandatory requirements via its Traxon Global Customs (TGC) service for our airlines and GHA clients.
What do I need to do to connect to TGC? Carriers only need to send their IATA Cargo-IMP FWB, FFM messages to the CHAMP TGC service on flight departure and TGC takes care of the rest – connecting to Customs and filing the correct customs messages on time using the Cargo-IMP message data supplied by the carrier. You will need to provide flight schedule information to CHAMP but that is part of the TGC solution offering.
How do I find out more? Just contact your local CHAMP Service or Sales Manager, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details to sign you up for TGC Brazil Customs filing service.