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SAD Guidelines - E21

Box 21: Identity and nationality of active means of transport crossing the border

Using the relevant Community code from Annex 38, enter the nationality of the active means of transport crossing the Community's external frontier as known at the time of completion of formalities.

In the case of combined transport or where several means of transport are used, the active means of transport is the one which propels the whole combination. For example, in the case of a lorry on a sea-going vessel, the active means of transport is the ship. In the case of a tractor and trailer, the active means of transport is the tractor.

Depending on the means of transport concerned, the following details concerning identity may be entered:

Means of transport

Method of identification

Sea and inland waterway transport

Name of vessel

Air transport

Number and date of flight (where there is no flight number, enter the aircraft's registration number)

Road transport

Vehicle registration number

Rail transport

Wagon number