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 or at 973-779-5900.