E-service channels in export

An export declaration can be submitted to Customs either using the Export Declaration Service or as a message declaration.

Using the Export Declaration Service

Any declarant can submit export declarations using the Export Declaration Service. One can submit the declaration either as an unidentified user or as an identified declarant. Identified declarants can usually avoid having to personally visit Customs when starting an export procedure, and they can print the export documents.

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Go to the Export Declaration Service

Declarations in message format

For submitting declarations in message format, the customer needs an authorisation granted by Customs. The holder of the authorisation is called message declarant for export.

In export, message exchange refers to electronic data transfer between a business and Customs using messages in XML format. For data transfer, the business can use direct message exchange or an operator. The business receives Customs’ response messages and the related pdf attachments directly to its own data system.

Read more: Message exchange –What is message exchange and what is it used for?

Applying for an authorisation to use message exchange

The message declarant status can be granted to exporters or forwarders who have been approved as registered export customers.

Read more: Applying for an authorisation to use message exchange

Testing procedure for message declarants for export

There is a guide in pdf format for traders applying for message declarant status for exports and on the required testing.

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