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SEW team meets Shipping Agents

SEW team meets Shipping Agents

30 May 2012

SEW team meets Shipping Agents  SEW team meets Shipping Agents  SEW team meets Shipping Agents

On 30th of May was held at Hotel Vip in Maputo, a meeting between SEW team and the Shipping Agents that operate in the port of Maputo and deal with the customs clearance for goods. The meeting aimed at discussing and understanding some of the constraints related to the activities of the shipping agents and gather inputs for the maximization of the functionalities of the systems to the benefit of the users of the customs services and foreign trade facilitation.

Among the several aspects discussed at the meeting, there is the issue of the splitting/separation of Bill of Ladings/BLs, according to the rules for the customs clearance for foreseen in the article 42 of the Decree 34 /2009 of July 06, it presents some specificities that culminated with the “prohibition” of grouping in the same Bill of Lading (BL) goods with differentiated treatment such as different customs regimes.

The solution proposed, so as not to badly affect the importers, was to change the role that first was done by the shipping agents transfers the role of splitting BLs within the system to the customs clearance agents, however, with the knowledge of the shipping agents and the final authorization from customs.