What is the AFS fee?

What is the AFS fee?

The AFS fee, which stands for Advance Filling Surcharge, is understood as the Pre-Declaration Surcharge applied to declare goods information before the goods are loaded onto the ship, and is mandatory for all goods entering the port/airport in China. Country. And only goods entering China are involved in the AFS surcharge.

When goods are exported from Vietnam to China, China Customs requires shipping lines to make an advance declaration (AFS declaration) when the goods are loaded on board, this is the surcharge collected to do this work. . The declaration needs to be done 24 hours before the train runs.

AFS is the general regulation of China Customs for all goods imported into their country. So paying this fee is mandatory.

Information to be declared about the shipment includes: Information about the seller, buyer, information about the type of goods, volume, …

2.AFS toll-bearers

Chargers: Shipping lines that have freight services to China or FWD.

The forwarder collects a fee in case you are the owner of the export goods but book the goods through the forwarder. In practice, this fee is considered a local AFS fee. The forwarders, after collecting this fee from the customer, will pay it back to the shipping line, so the shipping line will be the final toll collector.

Objects of charge: Forwarders or shippers, units that book ships directly with the ship’s cargo.

3.AFS  fee

The AFS fee usually ranges from 30 – 40 USD for each shipment depending on each different row of ships.

This fee applies only to the shipment, not the number of containers.

AFS fee is similar to AMS fee or AFR fee applicable to US or European countries, so in many cases AFS fee information is not displayed on Invoice, but FWD can report information such as AMS fee, customer It can also be understood as this fee. Or the forwarder has accumulated for you the surcharges or sea freight.

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