309 Customs Manifest

Functional Group AQ

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Customs Manifest Transaction Set (309) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used by carriers, terminal operators, port authorities, or service centers to provide Customs with manifest data on cargo arriving in or departing from oceangoing vessels, railroad trains, or other types of conveyances. The transaction set can be also used by carriers to provide terminal operators, port authorities, or service centers with manifest data on cargo arriving at their facilities via the conveyances mentioned above.


Max use
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
Manifest Identifying InformationMandatory
Max 1
To transmit manifest identifying information
P4 Loop
Repeat 20
Port InformationMandatory
Max 1
To transmit identifying information for a port
LX Loop
Repeat 9999
Assigned NumberMandatory
Max 1
To reference a line number in a transaction set
Manifest Amendment DetailsOptional
Max 1
To correct a manifest record prior to conveyance arrival or to amend a manifest record after conveyance arrival
Manifest Bill of Lading DetailsOptional
Max 1
To transmit bill of lading detail information for a manifest
Reference IdentificationOptional
Max 999
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
N1 Loop
Repeat 20
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
Address InformationOptional
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
Geographic LocationOptional
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
Date/Time ReferenceOptional
Max 1
To specify pertinent dates and times
Administrative Communications ContactOptional
Max 1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
Export LicenseOptional
Max 1
To transmit information contained on an export license
M12 Loop
Repeat 1
Port or TerminalOptional
Max 10
Contractual or operational port or point relevant to the movement of the cargo
VID Loop
Repeat 999
Conveyance IdentificationMandatory
Max 1
To identify a conveyance and its attributes
Motor Vehicle ControlOptional
Max 30
To define motor vehicle identification and logistics
Seal NumbersOptional
Max 5
To record seal numbers used and the organization that applied the seals
N10 Loop
Repeat 999
Quantity and DescriptionMandatory
Max 1
To indicate line item quantity, description, marks and numbers, commodity code, weight, and customs value
H1 Loop
Repeat 99
Hazardous MaterialMandatory
Max 1
To specify information relative to hazardous material
Additional Hazardous Material DescriptionOptional
Max 99
To specify free-form hazardous material descriptive data in addition to the information provided in the H1 segment
Transaction Set TrailerMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

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