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Goods entering or leaving the EU

For goods entering the customs territory of the European Community, pre-arrival declarations must be lodged electronically by the person, and within the timelines (see the guidelines on the import of goodspdf(108 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  into the customs territory, import scenariospdf(174 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  and frequently asked questions on ENSpdf(104 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  ) set out by customs legislation, in one of the following formats:

  • Entry summary declarationpdf(18 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  data to be sent electronically to the national system of the Member State concerned; or
  • Import customs declaration, including safety and security data, to be sent to the import customs declaration systems of the Member State concerned; or
  • Transit customs declaration, including safety and security data, to be sent to the national transit system of the Member State concerned.

This means that for goods entering the customs territory of the Community under a transit procedure, the responsible person (carrier) has two options:

  • Lodge a transit declaration containing the safety and security data; or
  • Lodge a transit declaration not containing the safety and security data for the purpose of the transit procedure and lodge an entry summary declaration separately for the purposes of safety and security.

For goods leaving the customs territory of the European Community, pre-departure declarations must be lodged electronically by the person (see the guidelines for export procedures and exit formalitiespdf(129 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  for goods leaving the customs territory, scenarios concerning export declarationspdf(673 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  , frequently asked questions on export summary declarationspdf(306 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  , open export movementspdf(102 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  , fallback rulespdf(98 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  determined by customs legislation, in one of the following formats:

  • Export customs declaration, including safety and security data, to be sent to the export customs declaration systems of the Member State concerned; or
  • Exit summary declarationpdf(16 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  data (only for those cases where no export customs declaration is needed for the customs procedure) to be sent to the national system of the Member State concerned; or
  • Transitpdf(17 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  customs declaration, including safety and security data, to be sent to the national transit system of the Member State concerned.

This means that for goods leaving the customs territory of the Community, to which no export declaration or exit summary declaration was presented before goods were placed under the transit procedure, the responsible person (carrier) has two options:

  • Lodge a transit declaration containing the safety and security data; or
  • Lodge a transit declaration not containing the safety and security for the purpose of the transit procedure and lodge an exit summary declaration separately for the purposes of safety and security.

Fall back procedure or "Business Continuity Plan"

For all cases where problems occur with IT systems, a Business Continuity Planpdf(512 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  has been developed in order to ensure pragmatic solutions that do not delay consignments.

The forms to be used in NCTS, ECS and ICS were published in Regulation (EC) 414/2009. The formsxls(293 kB) Choose translations of the previous link