The cloud-based logistics software provider Trade Tech said Tuesday it has been authorized by Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System (NACCS) for filing according to Japan’s Advance Filing Rules due to go into effect March 2014.
NACCS is the Japanese government entity responsible for import/export and customs clearance services. Since Japan’s Advance Filing Rules require shippers to use NACCS to electronically file their maritime container cargo information, the organization is authorizing third-party service providers capable of handling this task.
Japan’s Advance Filing Rules require vessel operators and non-vessel-operating common carriers to electronically submit detailed information on maritime container cargoes at least 24 hours before departure of the vessel from a port of loading. Japan’s 24-hour rule mirrors requirements already in place for the United States, Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
Last month, providers Descartes and CargoSmart announced similar authorization from NACCS. - Eric Johnson