THE BELOW MESSAGE IS APPLICABLE ONLY TO UK AGENTS
Subject : Israel Customs New Import Regulations
EL-AL is preparing the implementation of the new Israel Customs regulations which require Advance Electronic Information (AEI) transmission of cargo data to ISRAEL Customs, according to World Customs Organization (WCO) standard, for each shipment carried on board the flights entering Israel.
This procedure will become mandatory as of 01 January 2014
The data is to be submitted by the carrier up to 4 hours prior the arrival of long haul flights or upon the departure of short haul flights.
In order to comply with the above regulations and timeframe, it is strongly recommended that you transmit your AWB’ s and HAWB’ s data to EL-AL electronically (FWB , FHL),which is essential to maintain data accuracy and smooth customs handling at Tel-Aviv.
We have made a significant investment in our IT system and resources to ensure full compliance with the above new regulations, enforced by Israel Customs Authorities.
As this is a costly process, we have to share part of the additional costs among all members of the supply chain.
Therefore, one of the following surcharges will be imposed as of 01 June 2013:
a. Manual input of HAWB by EL-AL, will be charged at £7.00 per HAWB and
to be inserted on the MAWB in ‘Due Carrier’ box as ‘Other Charges’ code: 'CC'
b. Electronic transmission of HAWB data (FHL), will be charged at £2.00 per HAWB
to be inserted on the MAWB in ‘Due Carrier’ box as ‘Other Charges’ code: 'CG'
Electronic transmission of MAWB data (FWB) will be free of charge.
The above is applicable to all shipments and consolidations destined to or via TLV.
Furthermore, you are kindly requested to make sure your MAWB and HAWB data will show complete and accurate data of all items such as SHPR, CNEE, Pieces, Weight, and Description of Goods (general terms such as "Textiles" are not acceptable).
For any additional information, please feel free to contact the undersigned.
Thank you for your cooperation.
El-Al Cargo Regional Manager for Europe
ELAL Israel Airline Ltd . EUROPE Cargo City Sued Bldg. 543,60549 Frankfurt Airport
Phone: ++49 69 / 69061960-63 // Fax: ++49 69 / 69027931 e-Mail : Tina.Hickler@elal.de