Antigua and Barbuda
Customs and Excise Division
Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance
The Cargo Manifest is the first point of contact for our automated system. Its main purpose is to provide necessary information about cargo for transport, commercial and regulatory reasons. It is traditionally used by Customs as a control tool to ensure that all manifested cargo is accounted for. It also gives the Customs Department some advance notice on imported cargo in order to plan examination priorities, risk assessment and facilitate faster cargo clearance.