Please be advised that due to anti-terrorism legislation, we have seen instances of the “denied parties screening procedure” being applied over the past quarter, which has resulted in consignments being held without prior notification for a number of weeks.
To help reduce this happening please can you ensure the following for all consignments?
- First and Last name
- Full Street address – not PO Box no
- Local telephone number at destination
However, consignments may still be deemed suspect and held for additional information by customs at their discretion.
What is a ‘Denied Party’?
A ‘denied party’ is an individual or entity that is subject to sanctions imposed by the UN, EU, US or another relevant authority. It is strictly prohibited for Onflight, DHL or any other carrier, to transport shipments on behalf of or to these individual or entities.
What is the sanctions listing?
A governing sanctions list is a listing of known denied parties (individuals or entities), that are prohibited from shipping goods around the world. This could be due to a number of reasons – one very severe example being a direct link to a terror organisation.
How we identify a Denied Party
A Denied Party is identified by their full name, passport/ID details and address. If Norsk receives a shipment with incomplete consignee data then this could be identified as a potential Denied Party and held for full address and contact details. As part of the Authorised Economic operators such as DHL they will advise Norsk once a shipment has been placed on hold for a Denied Party scan. DHL are deemed responsible to perform their own due diligence and ensure that they are not facilitating the transportation of goods for individuals or entities listed on a government sanctions list.
What if there is a match?
Should there be a potential match between a denied party and the shipper or recipient on the paperwork of a shipment, may be asked to contact the client, UK shipper or receiver to provide further information to release the goods. In the majority of cases, should there be a potential match between a denied party and the shipper or recipient on the paperwork of a shipment, may be asked to contact the client, UK shipper or receiver to provide further information to release the goods. In the majority of cases, this is simply to demonstrate that carrier has sufficient evidence to prove that the shipper or receiver is not the same individual or entity that is listed on a governing sanctions list It has been found that shipments that get stopped on a regular basis are the ones where the address and contact details of the consignee are incomplete. Mr/Mrs/Miss Smith, Smith or just a first name for example are not good enough and we would then need the full name of this person to re-submit. In some cases, we may be asked for a copy of the said person’s passport to clarify identity
For more information on this subject please do not hesitate to contact us 020 7250 3151