This specification provides the definition of the International movement of goods governmental regulatory message (SANCRT) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
The SANCRT message permits a commercial operator to apply to a national agency for the issue of a certificate, permit, authorization etc. in respect of products to be imported or exported. It further permits the issuing authority to transmit to the applicant and to the exporting or importing country's relevant national authority, (e.g. Customs, Agriculture etc.) the details of the certificate, permit or authorization in respect of those products thus facilitating the import/export clearance of the consignment whilst ensuring that all certificate, permit, authorization requirements are met.
1.2 Field of application
The International movement of goods governmental regulatory 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.
This message may be used nationally and internationally by government authorities and commercial entities requesting, issuing or verifying permits, certificates, authorizations, licences, etc. in respect of imported and exported goods.
Typically the message would be used:
a) by an importer or exporter to request an issuing authority to issue a certificate, permit, etc.;
b) by an issuing authority to inform the applicant that a certificate, permit, etc. has been issued;
c) by an issuing authority to inform the national Customs authority of the details of the consignment that has been certified, licensed, etc.;
d) by an issuing authority to inform an overseas authority (e.g. Food and Drug, Agriculture etc.) of the details of a consignment that has been certified, licensed, etc.
The message is intended to cover a wide range of products requiring authorization, certification, etc. for a wide variety of reasons (e.g. sanitary/phytosanitary certification, certificate of origin, certificate of authenticity, import and export permits or licenses for various goods).
- The message may be used for either imported or exported products. In both cases a single message is used for a product type consigned from a single consignor to a single consignee.
- A certificate may cover several product items. A certificate should however be limited to product items of the same type or category.
- All products covered by a certificate are transported together on the same transport vehicle or vehicle set at the same time. Transport can however occur over more than one stage.
- The product may be in zero, one or more containers.
- Inclusion of standard endorsements or generic textual declarations in the certificate is discouraged. It is recommended that these and other certification protocol requirements be accounted for outside the certificate in individual trading partner agreements.
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.