The customs light appears in the release right and provides additional transparency using different statuses.
The container has been cleared. A complete follow-up declaration has been submitted. The container may leave the terminal.
With an orange light, different statuses are possible:
You can collect the container but here there is a follow-up action pending
- The container must present itself for scanning
- The container falls under FASFC regulation
- The container arrives at the terminal via port equalization
- The container arrives at the terminal and is destined for transshipment
If the container is under documentary control, or has been partially or not cleared, the light is given a red status. You cannot then collect the container.
At a later stage, terminals will only release containers that are customs cleared to leave the terminal. That is, the customs light is on green or orange.