The Cargo Manifest subsystem deals predominantly with the control and management of merchandise that arrives by boat, plane or other means of transport from abroad, and is stored in a public or private warehouse under a provisional consignment regime.
The subsystem provides for the electronic exchange of information between the relevant customs office, port authorities, and other authorities, as well as with transport companies. This facilitates the imports/exports procedure and reduces the risk of error.
An Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) will be submitted to a customs territory prior to the actual shipment of goods. A common safety and security risk analysis will be completed for the goods reported in the ENS, and the goods will be permitted entry into the customs territory if (and only if) common and national risk results indicate that the goods are allowed.
A Manifest is then submitted to the destination customs office. Upon acceptance, a risk analysis is performed on goods unloaded, and the Temporary Storage Warehousing managed. Data captured by this subsystem are redirected to produce Single Administrative Documents.
This subsystem has the following additional functions: the Vessel Tracking process (IMO standards compatible), Destruction orders for unwanted or abandoned goods, and Confiscation Protocols.