Previous document must be indicated in the transit declaration

The previous function is indicated based on the customs clearance or control documents concerning the goods. This information is mandatory.

If the goods are brought into the Union directly from a third country and safety and security data are provided for them on a transit declaration, the code for previous document is 00 (no previous procedure), and no previous document is indicated.

The codes for previous document are listed in code list 0012. After the code, the reference number of the previous document and any additional information related to it must also be indicated. In the transit declaration, a maximum of 99 details of previous documents can be indicated for one goods item.

Entry summary declaration or summary declaration

If the function preceding transit is an entry summary declaration or a summary declaration, the previous document shall be indicated in the transit declaration as follows:

  • code: SUM
  • number: the MRN of the entry summary declaration or summary declaration
  • additional information: goods item number

If one MRN of a previous summary declaration covers several goods items, each goods item must be entered separately, i.e. the code for previous procedure, MRN and goods item number.For example, MRN items 1–100 cannot be declared for one goods item.

If the entry summary declaration or the summary declaration has been submitted under a fallback procedure, enter the code 82 as previous function and the reference number of the fallback procedure document as number.

Customs warehousing

If the function preceding transit is customs warehousing, the previous document shall be indicated in the transit declaration as follows:

  • code: 71
  • number: customs warehouse deposit number

If the document preceding transit is a re-export declaration from a customs warehouse (3171), the previous document shall be indicated as follows:

  • code: 31
  • number: MRN of the export declaration for re-export
  • additional information: the goods item numbers in the re-export declaration are not provided

Temporary storage

If the previous function is a temporary storage facility in a port or an airport and the goods have been entered into the temporary storage records with an entry summary declaration or a summary declaration, the previous document shall be indicated as follows:

  • code: SUM
  • number: the MRN of the entry summary declaration or summary declaration
  • additional information: goods item number

If the goods were received at the temporary storage facility with a transit declaration, the previous document shall be indicated as follows:

  • code: T1 (or other transit code, such as TIR)
  • number: MRN of the transit declaration
  • additional information: the goods item numbers in the transit declaration are not provided

Export

If the function preceding transit is the export procedure, the previous document shall be indicated in the transit declaration as follows:

  • code: 10 (permanent export) or other export code, such as 21, 22 or 23
  • number: MRN of the export declaration

Also, under “Additional statement”: DG2 (export from the EU) shall be indicated. In the online declaration service, in the field for export procedure, enter the export split code: 0 (split, other than last split consignment), 1 (split, last split consignment) or 2 (no split).

If the export declaration has been submitted under a fallback procedure, enter the code 25 as previous document and the reference number of the fallback procedure document as number.

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