Rwanda Customs Reporting mandatory requirements for Air Cargo, effective 13 July 2020

What is this all about?

Rwanda Customs has announced the implementation of electronic Advance Cargo Information (ACI) requirements using IATA Cargo-XML standards, as mandatory as of 13 July 2020. Carriers are responsible for filing import, transit and FROB Cargo information in advance of the flight arrival at the destination, for both short-haul and long-haul flights. The source data are Master Air Waybill (MAWB), House Air Waybill (HAWB), and flight manifest information.


What do I need to do to comply?

All airlines are solely responsible for the transmission of the data (Master Air Waybill, House Air Waybill, flight manifest).


How can CHAMP help?

CHAMP is offering a filing service compliant with Rwanda Customs’ mandatory requirements via its Traxon Global Customs (TGC) service.


What do I need to do to connect to TGC?

Carriers only need to send their IATA Cargo-IMP FWB, FHL, 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 to subscribe to TGC’s Rwanda Customs filing service.

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