United Nations Directories
for Electronic Data Interchange for
Administration, Commerce and Transport



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : CUSREP Version : D Release : 11A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 8 Date : 2011-06-29 SOURCE: TBG4 Customs CONTENTS Customs conveyance report 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 by tag) 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 conveyance report message (CUSREP) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport. 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition This Customs Conveyance Report Message (CUSREP) permits the transfer of data from a carrier to a Customs administration for the purpose of meeting Customs reporting requirements in respect of the means of transport on which cargo is carried. 1.2 Field of application The Customs conveyance report 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 Conveyance Report Message may be initiated by the carrier to report details of the means of transport on which cargo is conveyed to a Customs administration. The message is transmitted upon arrival of the vessel, flight, etc., or where national legislation permits, prior to arrival. The data provides a means of establishing the basis of a cargo inventory report for the conveyance in question. Details of individual consignments carried on the conveyance will be subsequently transmitted to Customs using a CUSCAR message or a series of such messages. It also allows Customs to undertake selectivity processing in order to select high risk conveyances and shipments requiring examination. The message embodies reporting requirements of all modes of transport. Each message covers the data requirements for one conveyance. The message may be used for reporting empty containers as well as numbers of passengers and crew. 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 conveyance report message is CUSREP. Note: Customs conveyance report messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 CUSREP 0052 D 0054 11A 0051 UN 0020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment to identify the report/voyage number, type of message (e.g. amendment) and date/time of message of creation. 0030 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to indicate date/time of conveyance report to Customs. 0040 QTY, Quantity A segment to identify the number of passengers, number of crew, number of bills. 0050 POC, Purpose of conveyance call A segment to indicate the purpose of call of the conveyance. 0060 FTX, Free text A segment to provide observations, remarks and reason for change. 0070 MEA, Measurements A segment to specify the conveyance's gross tonnage, net tonnage, summer dead weight tonnage, containerized/non- containerized tonnage and overall length. 0080 GEI, Processing information A segment to specify the import/export/transit indicator, prohibited/restricted goods indicator and unregistered spaces indicator. 0090 GPO, Geographical position A segment used to identify the geographical position of the conveyance at the time of reporting. 0100 STS, Status A segment to specify the security status relating to the conveyance at the time of reporting. 0110 Segment group 1: RFF-DTM A group of segments to specify references and dates/times related to the conveyance. 0120 RFF, Reference A segment to specify reference numbers associated with the conveyance. 0130 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify dates/times associated with the conveyance's reference numbers. 0140 Segment group 2: GDS-FTX A group of segments identifying a general description of cargo aboard the conveyance. 0150 GDS, Nature of cargo A segment identifying the nature of cargo in coded format or text, e.g. To indicate where the cargo is hazardous. 0160 FTX, Free text A segment identifying the details of the cargo in narrative form. 0170 Segment group 3: LOC-DTM A group of segments to identify voyage itinerary. 0180 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to specify the conveyance's voyage itinerary - ports of call/places. 0190 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify dates/time associated with the itinerary. 0200 Segment group 4: DOC-RFF-DTM-LOC A group of segments to specify supporting documentary requirements and associated reference numbers, dates/times and locations. 0210 DOC, Document/message details A segment to specify supporting documentary requirements, including Certificate of Registry, Safety of Life at Sea Certificate, Maritime Health Declaration, Ship's Stores Declaration (FAL 3), Crew's Effects Declaration (FAL 4), Crew's List Declaration (FAL 5), Passenger List (FAL 6). 0220 RFF, Reference A segment to specify reference numbers associated with a supporting documentary requirement. 0230 DTM, Date/time/period A segment to specify dates/times/periods associated with a supporting documentary requirement. 0240 LOC, Place/location identification A segment to specify locations associated with a supporting documentary requirement. 0250 Segment group 5: TAX-MOA-FII-LOC-RFF-DTM-GEI A group of segmen