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Message Type : CUSEXP Version : D Release : 00A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 2 Date : 2000-01-27 SOURCE: Development of the Customs Co-operation Council. CONTENTS Customs express consignment declaration message 0. INTRODUCTION 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition 1.2 Field of application 1.3 Principles 2. REFERENCES 3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3.1 Standard terms and definitions 4. MESSAGE DEFINITION 4.1 Segment clarification 4.2 Segment index (alphabetical sequence) 4.3 Message structure 4.3.1 Segment table ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.3, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 0. INTRODUCTION This specification provides the definition of the Customs express consignment declaration message (CUSEXP) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport. 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition This message permits the transfer of express consignment data to a Customs Administration for the purpose of combining all three types of Customs reporting (conveyance report, cargo report and Customs Declaration) within a single message. 1.2 Field of application The Customs express consignment declaration 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 It is envisaged that the Customs Express Consignment Declaration Message (CUSEXP) will allow the reporting of individual or multiple consignments to a Customs Administration at the Master and House Transport Document level. The message may be used for either import or export purposes. The message is transmitted upon arrival of the goods, or where national legislation permits, prior to the arrival of the conveyance. 2. REFERENCES See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1. 3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS 3.1 Standard terms and definitions See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2. 4. MESSAGE DEFINITION 4.1 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 Customs express consignment declaration message is CUSEXP. Note: Customs express consignment declaration messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 CUSEXP 0052 D 0054 00A 0051 UN 0020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment for unique identification of the declaration type, i.e. import, export, in-transit. 0030 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify the dates, times or periods relevant to the whole message e.g. elected date of presentation, date of message. 0040 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to identify a place or location relevant to the entire message e.g., office of entry, clearance port. 0050 CNT, Control total A segment specifying control totals e.g. total number of Express Consignments reported, total number of master transport documents, total number of packages. 0060 Segment group 1: NAD-SG2 A group of segments to identify contact party details. 0070 NAD, Name and address A segment to specify the party name and address responsible for the express consignment. 0080 Segment group 2: CTA-COM A group of segments indicating contact parties and contact numbers. 0090 CTA, Contact information A segment identifying contact party. 0100 COM, Communication contact A segment identifying the contact party's telephone and/or fax number. 0110 Segment group 3: TDT-DTM-SG4 A group of segments to identify details of transport, means of transport, references and associated locations, dates and times. 0120 TDT, Details of transport A segment to indicate the name of the carrier, name/number of vehicle or flight, conveyance reference number. 0130 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify the dates, times or periods relevant to the transport used. 0140 Segment group 4: LOC-DTM A group of segments to provide details of locations, dates and times relevant to the means of transport. 0150 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to identify a place or location relevant to the transport details. 0160 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify dates, times or periods relevant to the transport details e.g. actual date/time of arrival. 0170 Segment group 5: EQD-SEL A group of segments giving details of equipment and seals. 0180 EQD, Equipment details A segment to identify a unit of equipment. 0190 SEL, Seal number A segment to specify a seal number related to equipment. 0200 Segment group 6: RFF-NAD-CNT-SG7 A group of segments giving details of all consignments covered by an individual Master Transport Document reference. 0210 RFF, Reference A segment to identify Master Transport Document references or similar documentation pertinent to the conveyance report. 0220 NAD, Name and address A segment to specify the party name and address of the sender and receiver of the Master Transport Document. 0230 CNT, Control total A segment to specify control totals e.g. total number of House Transport Documents. 0240 Segment group 7: CNI-SGP-CNT-MEA-LOC-NAD-SG8-SG9-SG10-SG11- SG13-SG14-SG15 A group of segments giving details of single express consignments at the House Transport Document level. 0250 CNI, Consignment information A segment to indicate the reference number of the House Transport Document for the relevant consignment. 0260 SGP, Split goods placement A segment to specify the placement of the goods in relation to equipment. 0270 CNT, Control total A segment specifying control totals e.g. total number of Customs items reported. 0280 MEA, Measurements A segment providing for measurements requirements related to the express consignment e.g. gross weight. 0290 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying place/location relevant to the express consignment, e.g. country of consignment, place of loading/unloading. 0300 NAD, Name and address A segment describing name and address of the shipper and consignee of the express consignment. 0310 Segment group 8: GDS-FTX A group of segments giving information relevant to the nature of the cargo. 0320 GDS, Nature of cargo A segment specifying the nature of the goods in accordance with the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC)/International Express Carriers Conference(IECC) Express Consignment Guidelines : i.e. Category 1 - Documents, Category 2 - Low-value non-dutiable goods, Category 3 - Low-value dutiable goods, Category 4 - High value goods. 0330 FTX, Free text A segment specifying the description in narrative form. 0340 Segment group 9: PAC-PCI A group of segments giving details of packages and markings. 0350 PAC, Package A segment to identify the number and type of packages. 0360 PCI, Package identification A segment to identify markings and labels on the type of package reported. 0370 Segment group 10: TOD-LOC-FTX A group of segments to specify terms of delivery and related locations. 0380 TOD, Terms of delivery or transport A segment identifying terms and places of delivery of the entered goods e.g. coded International Rules for the Interpretation of Trade Terms (INCOTERMS). 0390 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying the place/location relevant to the terms of delivery of the express consignment. 0400 FTX, Free text A segment describing terms of delivery in narrative form. 0410 Segment group 11: MOA-SG12 A group of segments to specify monetary amounts. 0420 MOA, Monetary amount A segment specifying the monetary amounts relative to the express consignment e.g. declared value of a single consignment. 0430 Segment group 12: CUX-DTM A group of segments to specify rates of exchange and currencies. 0440 CUX, Currencies A segment to specify rates of exchange/currencies reported in regard to value. 0450 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify date and time relevant to exchange rates regarding the value of the express consignment. 0460 Segment group 13: TAX-MOA-GIS A group of segments giving the total of duties/taxes/fees and methods of payment related to the consignment. 0470 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details A segment identifying the tax type, rate and base associated with the consignment. 0480 MOA, Monetary amount A segment identifying monetary amounts (e.g. tax/fee amount) associated with the preceding TAX. 0490 X GIS, General indicator A segment identifying an indicator (e.g. method of payment indicator) associated with the preceding TAX. 0500 Segment group 14: DOC-DTM-LOC A group of segments to specify documentary requirements and references related to the express consignment. 0510 DOC, Document/message details A segment specifying the documentation requirements for particular Customs/government agencies e.g. invoice, certificate of origin. 0520 DTM, Date/time/period A segment specifying date/time/period information as related to the documentation requirements. 0530 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying the place/location relevant to the documentation requirements. 0540 Segment group 15: CST-FTX-LOC-MEA-SG16 A group of segments giving information relevant to the Customs treatment of the goods at Customs item level. 0550 CST, Customs status of goods A segment describing the goods in terms of Customs entities, status and intended use i.e. the H.S. Tariff Codes. 0560 FTX, Free text A segment specifying the Customs description in narrative form. 0570 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying place/location relevant to the Customs treatment of the goods e.g. country of origin. 0580 MEA, Measurements A segment providing for measurements requirements related to the Customs item e.g. net weight and supplementary units. 0590 Segment group 16: TAX-MOA-GIS A group of segments identifying duties/taxes/fees and methods of payment related to a Customs item. 0600 TAX, Duty/tax/fee details A segment identifying the tax type, rate and base associated with a Customs item. 0610 MOA, Monetary amount A segment identifying monetary amounts (e.g. tax/fee amount) associated with the preceding TAX. 0620 X GIS, General indicator A segment identifying an indicator (e.g. method of payment indicator) associated with the preceding TAX. 0630 Segment group 17: AUT-DTM A group of segments to specify authentication results. 0640 AUT, Authentication result A segment that identifies and verifies the authenticity of the sender and data integrity. 0650 DTM, Date/time/period A segment specifying date/time/period information related to the authentication requirements. 0660 UNT, Message trailer A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message. 4.2 Segment index (alphabetical sequence) AUT Authentication result BGM Beginning of message CNI Consignment information CNT Control total COM Communication contact CST Customs status of goods CTA Contact information CUX Currencies DOC Document/message details DTM Date/time/period EQD Equipment details FTX Free text GDS Nature of cargo X GIS General indicator LOC Place/location identification MEA Measurements MOA Monetary amount NAD Name and address PAC Package PCI Package identification RFF Reference SEL Seal number SGP Split goods placement TAX Duty/tax/fee details TDT Details of transport TOD Terms of delivery or transport UNH Message header UNT Message trailer

4.3 Message structure 4.3.1 Segment table Pos Tag Name S R 0010 UNH Message header M 1 0020 BGM Beginning of message M 1 0030 DTM Date/time/period C 5 0040 LOC Place/location identification C 5 0050 CNT Control total C 9 0060 ----- Segment group 1 ------------------ M 1-----------+ 0070 NAD Name and address M 1 | | 0080 ----- Segment group 2 ------------------ C 5----------+| 0090 CTA Contact information M 1 || 0100 COM Communication contact C 5----------++ 0110 ----- Segment group 3 ------------------ M 1-----------+ 0120 TDT Details of transport M 1 | 0130 DTM Date/time/period C 1 | | 0140 ----- Segment group 4 ------------------ C 9----------+| 0150 LOC Place/location identification M 1 || 0160 DTM Date/time/period C 9----------++ 0170 ----- Segment group 5 ------------------ C 99----------+ 0180 EQD Equipment details M 1 | 0190 SEL Seal number C 9-----------+ 0200 ----- Segment group 6 ------------------ C 999---------+ 0210 RFF Reference M 1 | 0220 NAD Name and address C 2 | 0230 CNT Control total C 1 | | 0240 ----- Segment group 7 ------------------ M 9999-------+| 0250 CNI Consignment information M 1 || 0260 SGP Split goods placement C 9 || 0270 CNT Control total C 9 || 0280 MEA Measurements C 1 || 0290 LOC Place/location identification C 2 || 0300 NAD Name and address C 5 || || 0310 ----- Segment group 8 ------------------ C 1---------+|| 0320 GDS Nature of cargo M 1 ||| 0330 FTX Free text C 1---------+|| || 0340 ----- Segment group 9 ------------------ C 999-------+|| 0350 PAC Package M 1 ||| 0360 PCI Package identification C 1---------+|| || 0370 ----- Segment group 10 ------------------ C 1---------+|| 0380 TOD Terms of delivery or transport M 1 ||| 0390 LOC Place/location identification C 1 ||| 0400 FTX Free text C 1---------+|| || 0410 ----- Segment group 11 ------------------ C 10--------+|| 0420 MOA Monetary amount M 1 ||| ||| 0430 ----- Segment group 12 ------------------ C 1--------+||| 0440 CUX Currencies M 1 |||| 0450 DTM Date/time/period C 1--------++|| || 0460 ----- Segment group 13 ------------------ C 9---------+|| 0470 TAX Duty/tax/fee details M 1 ||| 0480 MOA Monetary amount C 1 ||| 0490 X GIS General indicator C 1---------+|| || 0500 ----- Segment group 14 ------------------ C 9---------+|| 0510 DOC Document/message details M 1 ||| 0520 DTM Date/time/period C 1 ||| 0530 LOC Place/location identification C 1---------+|| || 0540 ----- Segment group 15 ------------------ C 99--------+|| 0550 CST Customs status of goods M 1 ||| 0560 FTX Free text C 1 ||| 0570 LOC Place/location identification M 1 ||| 0580 MEA Measurements C 9 ||| ||| 0590 ----- Segment group 16 ------------------ C 9--------+||| 0600 TAX Duty/tax/fee details M 1 |||| 0610 MOA Monetary amount C 1 |||| 0620 X GIS General indicator C 1--------++++ 0630 ----- Segment group 17 ------------------ C 1-----------+ 0640 AUT Authentication result M 1 | 0650 DTM Date/time/period C 1-----------+ 0660 UNT Message trailer M 1

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