Getting by the Air Manifest Switch-on

Quick guide and tools to help you comply with the mandatory submission of Air Manifests.

Dear Valued CDEC Clients:

  • Airlines
  • Air Express Operators
  • Cargo Community Network (Singapore)
  • Global Logistics System (HK)
  • Airfreight Forwarders and Agents

In connection with mandatory submission of advance e-manifest and B/L “switch-on” by the Bureau of Customs, please be reminded on your strict compliance to data accuracy standards in airline e-IFM and forwarder e-CCM submission:

1)type of BL in airline e-IFM

  • correct data is “HBL”

2)gross weight in both airline e-IFM and forwarder e-CCM

  • correct data is gross weight in kilos
  • incorrect data is chargeable weight

3)B/L nature code in e-IFM and e-CCM

  • Correct data is “24” if importer/consignee PEZA and Clark/Subic Freeport registered enterprise
  • Important note:  PEZA and Freeport registered importers are reminded to instruct your foreign-based shippers and service contractors during cargo e-booking to inform the airline and forwarder agents on this mandatory PH Customs system requirement.

4) How to correct B/L Nature

  • Request for modification of nature of BL in the Office of the Deputy Collector for Operations (Get form from MISTG 3/F, NAIA Customs house)
  • Once approved, inform the airline or the forwarder to submit amended BL
  • How to submit amended BL ? encode  new AWB with BL Reference number with suffix “A” , for example:
    • Original: AWB# 1234 with nature of BL code = 23;
    • Amended: AWB# 1234A with nature BL code = 24), then use AWB# 1234 as the master AWB

Your strict compliance to these data accuracy standards will ensure fast PH Customs clearance of import shipments and cargo release.

Please contact CDEC Customer Team for detailed inquiries and assistance:

  • Trunkline: (632) 439-9750
  • Globe mobile phone:  (63) 917-8086739
  • Smart mobile phone: (63) 922-3735886
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