Facilitation Convention (FAL) 2017 Edition
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This consolidated edition of the FAL Convention includes amendments adopted at the fortieth session of the FAL Committee.
FACILITATION CONVENTION (FAL), 2017 EDITION
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 relating to the shore leave of crew members.
IMO FAL forms have been revised.
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