Transit transaction methods as of 2 September 2023
In the future, all transit declarations are submitted in the Customs Clearance Service or via message exchange. Other methods can only be used in situations that require fallback procedures. The change will take effect on 2 September 2023.
Transaction methods when placing goods under the transit procedure
In the future, a registration decision for message exchange is no longer required for authorised consignor status used in placing goods under the transit procedure. However, an authorised consignor must have a system in place for managing information on transports, as this is a requirement for granting authorised consignor status. Authorised consignors can submit transit declarations either in message format or in the Customs Clearance Service.
Message transactions are still available for operators who do not have authorised consignor status.
Transaction methods for discharging transit procedures
A registration decision for message exchange is no longer required for presenting transit goods at the customs office of destination in the role of authorised consignee. Authorised consignees can submit arrival notifications and unloading reports in message format or in the Customs Clearance Service. When you use the Customs Clearance Service, you should be prepared for longer processing times than with message exchange.
You can submit arrival notifications and unloading reports only when you have authorised consignee status.