(FREE) After successfully submitting a customs declaration, your broker should return a set of documents to you. Find out what they mean
The documents you can expect to receive from your broker:
1. EXP-SAD/SEC (C88/ESS)
This is your Export declaration. Take a look at a template.
Copy for the consignor/exporter - No 3.
This is the Export Entry Acceptance Advice. It shows a routing code.
Route 0: Awaiting a response from another government system before the route is determined.
Route 1: Requiring the supporting documentation to be examined.
Route 2: Requiring goods and documents to be examined.
Route 3: Which implies automatic clearance after a short period of time during which the documentation must be submitted and Customs have the opportunity to examine it.
Route 6: Paperless declaration with the entry being given immediate clearance, ie zero time out.
CHIEF does not allow clearance while the Route of an Entry is ‘E’, ‘F’ or ‘H’.
Route H has always applied to pre-lodged Entries (with no un-resolved Front End Credibility (FEC) failures)
Route E applies to Entries with stored data linked to them
Route F applies to Entries with unresolved FEC failures
Routes 2/5, 1/5 and 5 are equivalent to routes 2, 1 and 3 Entries where the method of payment includes ‘cash’.
3. Paper C88