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



 UN/EDIFACT

Message Type : SANCRT Version : D Release : 14A Contr. Agency: UN Revision : 5 Date : 2014-04-30 SOURCE: TBG4 Customs CONTENTS International movement of goods governmental regulatory 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 International movement of goods governmental regulatory message (SANCRT) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport. 1. SCOPE 1.1 Functional definition The SANCRT message permits a commercial operator to apply to a national agency for the issue of a certificate, permit, authorization etc. in respect of products to be imported or exported. It further permits the issuing authority to transmit to the applicant and to the exporting or importing country's relevant national authority, (e.g. Customs, Agriculture etc.) the details of the certificate, permit or authorization in respect of those products thus facilitating the import/export clearance of the consignment whilst ensuring that all certificate, permit, authorization requirements are met. 1.2 Field of application The International movement of goods governmental regulatory 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 may be used nationally and internationally by government authorities and commercial entities requesting, issuing or verifying permits, certificates, authorizations, licences, etc. in respect of imported and exported goods. Typically the message would be used: a) by an importer or exporter to request an issuing authority to issue a certificate, permit, etc.; b) by an issuing authority to inform the applicant that a certificate, permit, etc. has been issued; c) by an issuing authority to inform the national Customs authority of the details of the consignment that has been certified, licensed, etc.; d) by an issuing authority to inform an overseas authority (e.g. Food and Drug, Agriculture etc.) of the details of a consignment that has been certified, licensed, etc. The message is intended to cover a wide range of products requiring authorization, certification, etc. for a wide variety of reasons (e.g. sanitary/phytosanitary certification, certificate of origin, certificate of authenticity, import and export permits or licenses for various goods). - The message may be used for either imported or exported products. In both cases a single message is used for a product type consigned from a single consignor to a single consignee. - A certificate may cover several product items. A certificate should however be limited to product items of the same type or category. - All products covered by a certificate are transported together on the same transport vehicle or vehicle set at the same time. Transport can however occur over more than one stage. - The product may be in zero, one or more containers. - Inclusion of standard endorsements or generic textual declarations in the certificate is discouraged. It is recommended that these and other certification protocol requirements be accounted for outside the certificate in individual trading partner agreements. 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. 00010 UNH, Message header A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the International movement of goods governmental regulatory message is SANCRT. Note: International movement of goods governmental regulatory messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 SANCRT 0052 D 0054 14A 0051 UN 00020 BGM, Beginning of message A segment uniquely identifying the type of document (e.g. certificate of origin, export licence, application for licence), its function and the document reference number. 00030 DTM, Date/time/period A segment identifying dates relevant to the document specified in the above BGM (e.g. date of issue, the validity period, the date on which licence is available for inspection, the date goods are available for inspection, the authentication date, time of the document). 00040 STS, Status A segment specifying status information relevant to the entire message (e.g. the status of a request or operational process relating to the certificate, permit, etc.). 00050 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying a location relevant to the entire message (e.g. country of origin, country of ultimate destination, country of destination, present location of goods, identification of transit countries, country of export, region of export). 00060 RFF, Reference A segment identifying references related to the entire message (e.g. Customs declaration number, exporters textile control registration number, form A reference number, certificate number, slaughter plant licence number, processing plant licence number). 00070 FTX, Free text A segment specifying textual information in code or clear form, to give further clarification where required to the entire message (e.g. special comments, certification statements, goods description). 00080 MEA, Measurements A segment identifying measurements relevant to the products covered by the entire message (e.g. net weights of goods, quantity of goods, quantity covered by quota). 00090 MOA, Monetary amount A segment identifying monetary amounts related to the whole message (e.g. invoice value, special handling charges, transport charges, customs value). 00100 GEI, Processing information A segment identifying how processing of the message is to be qualified. 00110 CST, Customs status of goods A segment identifying the Commodity code which relates to the whole message. 00120 Segment group 1: DOC-DTM-LOC A group of segments identifying documentary requirements where they are needed as supporting information for the entire message. 00130 DOC, Document/message details A segment identifying a specific document required as supporting information for the entire message. 00140 DTM, Date/time/period A segment identifying a date related to the document specified in the above DOC (e.g. date of issue of the document or the presentation period within which the document must be presented). 00150 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying locations related to a document (e.g. the place of issue of document identified in the above DOC). 00160 Segment group 2: PNA-ADR-SG3 A group of segments identifying parties relevant to the entire certificate, with any related contacts and communication numbers. 00170 PNA, Party identification A segment identifying the name or other references of a party associated with the message (e.g. importer, consignor, consignee, exporter, applicant, transport company, manufacturer, company to which product is to be transferred, certificate issuing authority, authenticating party). 00180 ADR, Address A segment identifying the address of a party associated with the message (e.g. importer, consignor, consignee, exporter, applicant, transport company, manufacturer, company to which product is to be transferred, certificate issuing authority, authenticating party). 00190 Segment group 3: CTA-COM A group of segments identifying a contact and communication numbers for the party specified in the above PNA. 00200 CTA, Contact information A segment giving additional contact information for the person or department specified as a relevant party, to whom communication should be directed. 00210 COM, Communication contact A segment identifying the phone number, fax number or other communications number of the contact specified for the relevant party. 00220 Segment group 4: TDT-DTM-LOC-RFF A group of segments specifying how products described on the message are transported, possibly in multiple stages. 00230 TDT, Transport information A segment identifying the mode and means of transport, and the transport vehicle used (e.g. vessel voyage number or aircraft flight number, vessel or aircraft name, vessel or aircraft registration number). 00240 DTM, Date/time/period A segment identifying a date related to the transport of product (e.g. date of departure and date of arrival of each transport stage). 00250 LOC, Place/location identification A segment identifying a location relevant to a transport stage.