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A change to how diplomatic goods are provided in an imports declaration

Publication date 12.9.2023 14.28
Press release

In customs declarations concerning diplomatic missions, “Company” has earlier been used as the trader nature. From now on, “D – Diplomatic mission” is to be provided as the trader nature for diplomatic missions in customs declarations.

As of 2 September 2023, the trader’s EORI number is required in import declarations, but this requirement does not apply to diplomatic missions.

How to provide the trader’s identification number

If the diplomatic mission submits its own declaration in the Customs Clearance Service:

  • As the trader’s identification number, provide the business identifier or EORI number that the submitter of the declaration has used when logging in to the Customs Clearance Service.
  • Remove the trader office code that has been automatically filled in, so that you can change the trader nature to “D – Diplomatic mission”.

If a representative submits a customs declaration on behalf of the diplomatic mission:

  • As the identification number of the diplomatic mission, provide e.g. the business identifier or the EORI number.
  • As the trader nature, provide “D – Diplomatic mission”.

More information

Instructions for customs declarations on diplomatic goods

Providing an EORI number in the import declaration


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