New BL Requirement for Chile Shipments

Chilean Customs Authority has re-enforced the regulation that all Bills of Lading (BL) with destination or transit via Chile must include  complete name, address and phone number and /or e-mail for  shippers and . The same instruction is valid for Notify and Second Notify if they are listed.

According to the new requirement, the  description of goods must allow a clear identification of the cargo as well as the terms of payment (prepaid / collect). In addition, the  Tax Id identifier for the Chilean consignee must be shown.   Currently penalties are not being assessed for non-compliance, however they may begin at any time if the regulations are not followed.

Please be guided accordingly. If you have any questions please contact RCL Agencies representative at info@oceanfreight.com or at 973-779-5900.