Adjustment to China Customs Advance Manifest (CCAM) Regulation

May 14, 2018 - The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) has released the announcement No.56 [2017] to advise changes in its manifest rules on imports and exports, effective from June 1 2018.

The key adjustments are as follows:

 - Enforce advanced submission of manifest 24 hours prior to loading. Complete and accurate cargo information as carried in the manifest must be submitted to China Customs electronically 24 hours prior to loading onto vessels that sail to/via/out of Chinese mainland ports. 

 - Standardize the communication code between customs in loading port and destination Code Abbreviation + Enterprise code such as:  

  • Unified Social Credit identifier: USCI + Enterprise code
  • Temporary without Unified Social Credit identifier (Temporary): OC + Enterprise code
  • No Unified Social Credit identifier: 9999 + Enterprise code
  • Natural person with ID number: ID + ID number
  • Natural person with Passport: Passport + Passport number
  • Natural person without ID or Passport: 8888 + Valid Identity


 - Mandatory data on manifest includes loading and unloading place code / consignor code / consignee name / country code / consignor contact number.


The regulation is applicable to all import, export and transshipment cargo via all China mainland ports. The manifest must reflect both accurately and completely - all goods under bills of lading. 

BDP International is closely working with stakeholders to ensure we are supporting our customers with this new regulation, and will continue to keep you apprised of updates as we receive them. In the mean time, if you have any questions or concerns related to the CCAM Regulation, please submit any inquires to for further handling by our team.

Sources: GACC, BDP International