Meeting Israel’s Advance Air Manifest Requirements

The Israeli Customs Directorate has recently announced that it will require more detailed information for air shipments bound for Israeli airports. The new requirements are in-line with the WCO Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE Framework). This is a modernization and data improvement initiative that aims to secure revenue collections, ensure national security and promote trade facilitation worldwide.

The Descartes Israel Air Advance Electronic Information™ (Descartes Israel Air AEI™) solution is a comprehensive application that helps air carriers and freight forwarders submit the required information to the Israeli Customs Directorate. Descartes was among the first logistics and supply chain service providers to work with the Israeli Customs Directorate to consolidate the required data elements to help ensure compliance.

We offer users a choice of flexible options to ensure compliance including web-based options through to an advanced, tightly-integrated, system-to-system Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) connection.

With Descartes, air carriers and forwarders can potentially:

  • Reduce the risk of errors, delays and possible penalties
  • Improve efficiency and productivity by leveraging a single point-of-access 
  • Attain global visibility with real-time access to cargo statuses
  • Leverage the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™) to distribute Customs messages and status information to clients
  • Globally connect with a Service as a Software (SaaS) business model 

The Descartes Israel Air AEI solution also helps you meet the regulation’s duration-specific timeframes for submission that specify:

Israel’s Advanced Air Manifest Requirements include time-specific requirements

For flights greater than 4-hours, air carriers are required to file 4-hours before landing at an Israeli airport

Descartes Israel AEI solution helps carriers stay within specified timeframes

For flights less than 4-hours, air carriers are required to file at the time of departure from the last foreign airport