AAFES is updating the mapping requirements to new version of 5010 to be in compliance with the HTS codes. As you are probably aware, a new law concerning Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes will become effective 1 January 2010. The HTS codes comprise a hierarchical structure for describing all goods in trade for duty, quota, and statistical purposes. This structure is based upon the international Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS), administered by the World Customs Organization in Brussels; however, the import codes are administered by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC).
In order for us to comply with this new ruling, we need all import suppliers to test and be moved to our production system by October 2009. The testing will entail an upgrade to 5010 for all documents (850, 810, 860, and 856). The new EDI version will also include updates to EDI documents that will include but not limited to: the addition of your supplier number, the Global Location Number (GLN) and other significant changes.
Action to be taken: Send request to email@example.com for the updated template.
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