This consolidated edition of the FAL Convention includes amendments adopted at the fortieth session of the FAL Committee which enter into force on 1 January 2018.
These amendments introduce new definitions. Electronic exchange of information will be mandatory from 9 April 2019 with a transition period of no less than 12 month.
The text recommends the use of 'Single Window' systems and has been revised in a gender-neutral format.
Three additional documents have been introduces for ship's clearance:
- Security-related information as required under SOLAS reg. XI-2/9.2.2,
- Advance electronic cargo information for customs risk assessment purposes,
- Advanced Notification Form for Waste Delivery to Port Reception Facilities
Additional guarantees have been included relatig to the shore leave of crew members.
IMO FAL forms have been revised.