Party Responsible for Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) Filings
The EU legislation requires that the ENS shall be lodged by the person who brings the goods, or who assumes responsibility for the carriage of the goods into the customs territory of the Community. This means the operator of the active means of transport on or in which the goods are brought into the customs territory of the Community – "the carrier" - is responsible for the filing of an ENS. In the deep sea container context, this is held to be the ocean carrier that issues bill of lading for the carriage of the goods into the EU.
However, in the case of Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) or similar contracting arrangements, e.g. slot or space charters, the obligation to file an ENS lies with that carrier who has contracted, and issued a bill of lading, for the carriage of the goods into the EU on the vessel subject to the arrangement. So, each party which issues bill of lading for carriage of goods on the vessel is deemed to be the ocean carrier and must file the ENS for the containers it is having carried on the vessel.
In order to comply with the above we are providing the required information to our Partners.
Entry Key Filing information provided for MSC’s VSA & Slot Partners for compliance with EU Customs Regulations
The information above is provided only to ensure our Partners have the same EU Customs filing information as MSC, in order to avoid filing discrepancies. This information has been locked as the unique reference for Entry Key Filings and Entry Summary Declarations
It is the responsibility of the Filer of the ENS to inform to MSC , prior loading on board our vessels, of any Risk Assessment given on Partner Cargo.