May 18, 2018 – As of June 1, it will be mandatory to include the following information on both the MAWB and HAWB for all shipments destined to or transiting through China:
· The firm/corporate/company registration code of the shipper, consignee and notify party (when applicable) – This corresponds to a number that varies per country (e.g., in Canada it is the Corporation Number). This code must be indicated on the source document (on the OCI line of the FWB and FHL).
· The contact identifier – This corresponds to the method of contact for the shipper, such as fax or telephone. The contact number must not include any special characters, such as dashes or dots (e.g., 5145551234).