The Chinese customs authorities have advised that as of June 1, 2018, it will be mandatory to include the shipper code and contact identifier on the MAWB and HAWB for all shipments destined to or transiting through China.
The shipper code corresponds to a number that varies per country (in Canada for example, it is the Corporation Number). The shipper code must be indicated on the source document (on the OCI line of the AWB). Air Canada Cargo cannot verify the validity and authenticity of shipper codes. Please ensure all data is true and correct to avoid delays or penalties.
The contact identifier corresponds to the method of contact for the shipper, such as fax or telephone. The contact number is the corresponding number; it must not include any special characters such as dashes (-) or dots (.), for example: Telephone: 5555555555.
Thank you for your continued business and cooperation.