NZ Customs TSW Declarant Pin

If you find yourself creating a new user within Prodoc, often you’ll have long forgotten your Customs Declarant PIN if you’ve only ever used Prodoc to submit Customs Entries. As these are encrypted within the database, they cannot be recovered from Prodoc however they can be found on the Customs TSW website. To do this, login to the TSW website and in the first screen you should be presented with the item “My Client Types”: Read More …

CCAM, USCC and Indonesian Tax IDs

As of May 2018, an adjustment to the China Customs Advanced Manifest required that extra information be supplied on shipping documentation (such as the Bill of Lading and INTTRA submissions). Indonesia then followed suit with a similar requirement. Known scenarios where these apply and what is required: Shipping to China Consignee USCC Code must be provided, Contact Name and Phone Number wanted If Consignee is To Order, the same information must be supplied for the Read More …

PDF version of the TSW Customs Export Delivery Order (CEDO)

With TSW, Customs has moved towards making their end of the export process paperless. In the long run, this will ultimately pay dividends for every one in the process but in some cases and end user demands a physical instance of a CEDO. Customs no longer supply these with an accepted entry, as they did until April 2017 but still make these available on the TSW.govt.nz website. Additionally, at a new form cost we can Read More …

How to add and select your Stuffing Locations and Location of Goods Code for NZ Customs

Below is a rundown of what needs to be setup in Prodoc 3 for submitting required Container Stuffing Location and Goods Locations to Customs TSW system for containerised and breakbulk shipments. As of April 2017, Customs require a Stuffing Location for containerised shipments and the Location of Goods Code for all air shipments when submitting Export Entries via the Trade Single Window system (sent from Prodoc 3). For more information about Export Declaration Requirements: https://www.customs.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/tsw/export-declaration-requirements.pdf Read More …

Customs Transaction Nature Codes

With the new Trade Single Window (TSW) system for Custom’s Entries, Customs requires a more comprehensive view into the purpose of an export and has replaced Sold/Consigned with a series of Transaction Nature Types. If you receive an error on your TSW Form asking for a Transaction Nature Code you are able to quickly update the current shipment and permanently set a default against a Customer. The codes are as follows: 10 = Goods for final Read More …

Exporter EDI Addresses

With the new Trade Single Window (TSW) system for Custom’s Entries Customs requires addresses are formatted in a specific manner with City, Country and Post Code inserted into dedicated fields. Without this, Prodoc will automatically assume the last line is Country, the second to last line is City etc which often works for relatively simple addresses (such as addresses in New Zealand) but can often break on complicated addresses in higher density countries; resulting in Rejections Read More …

Customer EDI Addresses

With the new Trade Single Window (TSW) system for Custom’s Entries, Customs requires addresses are formatted in a specific manner with City, Country and Post Code inserted into dedicated fields. Without this, Prodoc will automatically assume the last line is Country, the second to last line is City etc which often works for relatively simple addresses (such as addresses in New Zealand) but can often break on complicated addresses in higher density countries; resulting in Read More …

Shipping Locations / Contacts (Stuffing Location)

With the new Trade Single Window (TSW) system for Custom’s Entries there is a new requirement for Stuffing Locations on containerised shipments which designate the location a container was packed (in the event of multiple locations on a single container, this is the last container and usually where it was sealed). Leading up to the TSW switchover, Prodoc will configure the Stuffing Location column on the containerised profiles which is a dropdown that selects from Read More …