This specification provides the definition of the Customs response message (CUSRES) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
This Customs Response Message (CUSRES) permits the transfer of data from a customs administration:
- to acknowledge the receipt of the message
- to indicate whether the information received is correct or if there are errors (i.e. accepted without errors, accepted with errors, rejected, etc.)
- to inform the sender of the status of the customs declaration (i.e. goods released, goods for examination, documents required, etc.)
- to transmit additional information as agreed between parties (i.e. tax information, quantity information, etc.)
- to respond to batched messages (i.e. CUSDEC, CUSCAR, CUSREP, CUSEXP).
Note: this message is not meant to replace the functionality of the CONTRL message.
1.2 Field of application
The Customs response message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.
It is envisaged that this message will allow a customs administration to respond to any customs message, including the possibility to respond to multi-consignment and batched messages. It is recognized that this message may be used by other parties to respond to customs messages.
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.
3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.
4. MESSAGE DEFINITION
4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.