|The UK's National Maritime Single Window (NMSW), has now been launched as a pilot.Throughout the pilot, existing reporting arrangements will remain available with the pilot NMSW running alongside these until at least summer 2016.|
During this pilot stage, only General Declarations (FAL 1), and Passenger/Crew manifests (FAL 5 &6) can be submitted. The information provided will be available only for Customs and Security/Immigration purposes by Border Force and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
During The pilot NMSW, data provided will not be accessible to:Ports (inc. Port Facility Security Officers and Port Community Systems);Local Authorities (including Port Health Authorities);Freight handlers, freight forwarders or logistics operators;Trade bodies or trades unions;Ship operators;Ships' customers, crew/passengers, or owners;Any other party or organisation.
Therefore, any documentation or reports currently sent to the parties above must continue to be sent via existing methods (e.g. email, fax, and/or post).
All parties are encouraged to use the NMSW as much as possible during this pilot phase so as to become familiar with the system.