Japan's ocean advanced filing rules (AFR): Whatyou need to know

Jones, Chris
April 2013
American Journal of Transportation;4/8/2013, Issue 553, p14
The article offers the author's insights on the enacted Advance Filing Rules (AFR) for marine cargo in Japan. The author says that AFR's enactment has brought the Japanese requirements in line with the recommendations of the World Customs Organization under the Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE). He states that in March 2014, vessel operators and freight forwarders will be required to electronically submit to Japan Customs information.


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