Changes to warehousing declarations

Function Case Situation in 2019 Changes in stages in 2019 and onwards
Customs warehousing Standard customs declaration The declarant completes a paper-based customs declaration (SAD) and submits it to a customs office or to the Electronic Service Centre of Customs. Electronic declaration was introduced in March 2019.

The aim is to expand electronic declarations to message exchange in May 2019. Electronic declaration will be mandatory as of 1 June 2019. Goods will be placed under the customs warehousing procedure by submitting a standard customs warehousing declaration. A declaration can also be submitted in advance if the reference number of the previous declaration is known.

Customs warehousing Customs clearance by entry in the records Authorisations for customs clearance in customs warehousing by entry in the records granted earlier as LCP authorisations will be in force until Customs has reassessed them. The criteria for granting an authorisation for customs clearance by entry in the records have become stricter. When declaring goods by entry in the records, the authorisation holder must send and electronic notification of presentation to Customs, unless the authorisation involves an exception from this notification.
Customs warehousing Declarations and notifications upon discharging procedures The customs warehousing procedure ends, when a customs declaration for the subsequent customs procedure is accepted for the goods or when the goods exit in re-export. The holder of the customs warehousing authorisation does not need to submit a separate declaration or notification to Customs. The customs warehousing procedure ends when a customs declaration for the subsequent customs procedure is accepted for the goods or when the goods exit in re-export. No changes to removal from warehouse.The holder of the customs warehousing declaration must also submit an electronic notification of discharge to Customs.
Customs warehousing Providing an identifier for the declaration The declarant gives a warehouse deposit number from their records to the customs warehousing declaration. The number is used for identifying the declaration. Customs’ system generates a unique MRN for the accepted customs warehousing declaration. The declarant can use the warehouse deposit number entered in their records as their own reference number.
Customs warehousing Details of the customs warehouse on the declaration The identification of the customs warehouse (warehouse ID beginning with R) is provided on the declaration. The number of the authorisation for customs warehousing and the new format warehouse ID related to it are provided on the declaration.
Customs warehousing Entering the statistical value Entering the statistical value for transit goods to be placed under customs warehousing has been optional. The statistical value must always be entered for goods declared for customs warehousing.
Customs warehousing Entering the commodity code Entering the commodity code of the goods is optional. The commodity code must be entered with an accuracy of at least 6 digits. The measures in accordance with the restrictions and prohibitions concerning the commodity code must also be entered.



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