Argentina - New custom regulation No. 4278/18 – Custom Electronic filing for Import Cargo Manifest - Anticipation prior ships arrival

Dear Sirs,

Argentina new custom regulation No. 4278/18 related to Custom electronic filing for Import cargo manifest, in force as from August 27th, 2018 – to start with the implementation of the following  1st steps:

Stage 1

Advance information for Inbound vessels coming into Argentina with IMPORT cargo.

New fields:

-System will require to input vessel’s full schedule as from 1st departing port, including ETA to 1st port of call in Argentina plus port of call /terminal nominated.

-to declare all empty and full containers including IMO - SOLAS weight (VGM – Verified Gross Mass) as mandatory information.

• Receivers to ‘confirm’ via WEB system (for IMEX and Agents), the acceptance of cargo, to proceed with delivery of cargo from bonded depot.

General + Bulk cargoes: no chances so far.               

Stage 2 •


Definition of Web Service. Input and Output messages.


Implementation date: August 27th 2018


Main issues compared with previous procedure are: VGM weight becoming mandatory field, input in custom system must be made immediate after ships departure from loading port(previous submission of data was 5 days prior ships arrival),

Correct consignee field & TAX ID will become an important field which must be carefully checked between agents/Receivers of cargo/Custom.

Receivers have to ratify or reject thru custom system shipments electronically.


Stage 3


• Implementation of Web Service for Agents

• Test with external parties.

Web Service trial date: September 06th, 2018


Mandatory implementation dates of Web Service: October 18th 2018


Stage 4


Automatic generation of electronic cargo manifests:


System Full Implementation date: November 05th 2018

Best Regards


Agencia Marítima Dulce S.A.
Av. E. Madero 1020, 1er piso
(C1106ACX) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: (54 11) 4118 8000 (conmutador)
Email: info@amdulce.com.ar

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