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



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : CUSDEC Version : D Release : 14A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 12 Date : 2014-04-30 SOURCE: TBG4 Customs CONTENTS Customs 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 4.1.1 Header section 4.1.2 Detail section 4.1.3 Summary section 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 declaration message (CUSDEC) 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 Declaration Message (CUSDEC) permits the transfer of data from a declarant to a customs administration for the purpose of meeting legislative and/or operational requirements in respect of the declaration of goods for import, export or transit. The message may also be used, for example : - to transmit data from an exporter in one country to an importer in another country; - to transmit consignment data from one customs administration to another; - to transmit data from a customs authority to other governments agencies and/or interested administrations. - to transmit data from a declarant to the appropriate data collection agency on the movement of goods between statistical territories. 1.2 Field of application The Customs 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 This message incorporates the necessary transport, statistical and customs information. Provision has also been made for the inclusion of appropriate commercial information which may be accepted by customs in lieu of supporting documentation. The design principles adopted allow for referencing one or more commercial documents pertaining to the same declaration and for the grouping of document lines into a single customs item. A customs item consists of the grouping of those document lines having the same customs characteristics (e.g. tariff number, declared use, etc.). The message correspondingly permits the use of single or multi-packaging concepts and their identification to a customs item. 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. 4.1.1 Header section Information to be provided in the Header section: 00010 UNH, Message header A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Customs declaration message is CUSDEC. Note: Customs declaration messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 CUSDEC 0052 D 0054 14A 0051 UN 00020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment identifying the declaration type and reference. 00030 CST, Customs status of goods A segment identifying the customs procedure and status of the goods relevant to the whole message. 00040 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying a place or location relevant to the entire message. For example, port of loading, office of entry, etc. 00050 DTM, Date/time/period A segment identifying dates, times or periods relevant to the whole message. For example, actual date of arrival, elected date of presentation, etc. 00060 GEI, Processing information A segment identifying the various indicators required by a customs system. For example, special programs, release certification, duty free eligibility under GSP, etc. 00070 FII, Financial institution information A segment identifying an account and a related financial institution relevant to the whole message. 00080 MEA, Measurements A segment identifying various measurement factors where these are required for the whole declaration (message). 00090 EQD, Equipment details A segment identifying the equipment (e.g. container id.) used to transport all the goods related to the whole declaration (message). 00100 SEL, Seal number A segment identifying Customs seals used in the transport of goods related to the whole declaration (message). 00110 FTX, Free text A segment explaining the reasons or actions undertaken in processing a message. 00120 Segment group 1: RFF-DTM-SG2 A group of segments identifying various references, manifest quantities and package identities relevant to the whole message. 00130 RFF, Reference A segment identifying the various references relevant to the whole message. 00140 DTM, Date/time/period A segment identifying a date related to the previous RFF segment. 00150 Segment group 2: PAC-SG3 A group of segment identifying the numbers of, the types of, and the markings individual packages. 00160 PAC, Package A segment identifying the number and type of packages manifested on a bill of lading, warehouse entry, etc. 00170 Segment group 3: PCI-FTX A group of segments identifying markings and labels on manifested units. 00180 PCI, Package identification A segment identifying markings and labels on individual manifested units. 00190 FTX, Free text A segment describing the goods identified in PCI in narrative form. 00200 Segment group 4: TDT-TPL A group of segments identifying the mode, means and identification of the transport used. 00210 TDT, Transport information A segment identifying the mode and means of transport used. 00220 TPL, Transport placement A segment identifying the transport vehicle used. 00230 Segment group 5: DOC-DTM-LOC A group of segments identifying documentary requirements where they are needed as supporting information for the entire message. 00240 DOC, Document/message details A segment identifying a specific document required as supporting information for the entire message. 00250 DTM, Date/time/period A segment identifying dates related to the document identified in DOC. 00260 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying a location related to the document identified in DOC. 00270 Segment group 6: NAD-RFF-CTA-COM A group of segments identifying the parties relevant to the whole message, with their related references, contacts, and communication numbers. 00280 NAD, Name and address A segment identifying the parties relevant to the entire message. For example importer, ultimate consignee, etc. 00290 RFF, Reference A segment identifying references relating to the party specified within the group. For example, a special mailing request number for refunds relating to the customs transaction. 00300 CTA, Contact information A segment identifying a contact person(s) or department(s) associated with the party specified in this group. 00310 COM, Communication contact A segment identifying the phone number, fax number or other communications number of the party and (or) contact specified within this group. 00320 Segment group 7: TOD-LOC-FTX A group of segments identifying the terms of delivery pertinent to the entire message. 00330 TOD, Terms of delivery or transport A segment identifying terms of delivery, relevant to the entire message, in a coded format. 00340 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying a location related to the terms of delivery identified in TOD. 00350 FTX, Free text A segment identifying the terms of delivery in narrative form. 00360 Segment group 8: MOA-SG9 A group of segments identifying monetary amounts, currencies and their exchange rates, when required for the whole declaration. 00370 MOA, Monetary amount A segment identifying a monetary function and up to five monetary amounts. 00380 Segment group 9: CUX