Indian Cargo Manifest – 1 August 2019
On 1 August 2019 India enacted the “Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment (Amendment) Regulations 2019”, originally planned for 2018, we understand they have now become effective after an initial postponement.
The legislation comes off the back of existing customs legislation and its use is designed to be fully online after registration on the customs system for arriving, departing and also coastal vessels.
The duty of completion seems to be with the carrier and their local agent and its therefore worth documenting within the charterparty who will be responsible for completion; local agents in India seem to be instrumental to the process.
Further information on the forms and information is provided by the Indian authorities here.