Notification - change in Lufthansa Cargo process
As of 29. February 2024 the UAE National Advance Information Center (NAIC) requires 6 digit HS code on MAWB and HAWB level for UAE import, transit and export.
See also attached publication by NAIC.
Please ensure that HS Code will be provided for each MAWB and HAWB for UAE import, transit and export shipments to the carrier prior to cargo acceptance:
- For Consolidated Shipments, in which the shipment is associated to 1-n House Waybills, HS code needs to be provided on the House Waybill level (HTS section in the FHL /XFZB, i.e. HTS/293890)
- For Direct Shipments, in which the shipment is associated to Master Waybill only, HS code needs to be provided on the Master Waybill level (RTD section in FWB/ xFWB, NH identifier, i.e. NH/060314)
Lufthansa Cargo encourages all customers to start submitting data immediately, including the required data elements, in order to be compliant as of 29. February 2024.
- Increased waiting times during import/delivery
- Increased waiting times in the export acceptance process
- Potential delay