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Apply for authorisation to use an electronic transport document (ETD) as a customs declaration

Description

The Union transit procedure facilitates the movement of goods and customs formalities for the transport of goods between 2 member states of the customs territory of the European Union (EU). Goods under the Union transit procedure shall not be cleared until their final destination, without import duties or customs formalities being due in the event of border crossings during transport.

As an airline or shipping company, you may request the use of an electronic transport document as a transit declaration in order to place goods under the Union transit procedure. To take advantage of this simplification of the procedure, you must submit an electronic application.

In air transport, you can also transport the goods between the countries of the European Union (EU) and the countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) after having been granted a corresponding permit.

As an airline or shipping company, you can apply for a simplification of the transit procedure. This simplification makes it possible to use an electronic transport document as a transit declaration under the Union transit procedure.

If you want to apply for an ETD permit, you must submit the application electronically via the EU Trader Portal. This is an IT application for the electronic application for the issuance of customs authorisations accessible via the website of the European Commission.

To access the EU Trader Portal, you need:

  • a user account. If you do not yet have a user account,
    • complete the application for the creation of an EU user account (form 05700),
    • send the form by e-mail to the Master Data Management team of the General Customs Directorate – Dresden. (stammdatenmanagement@zoll.bund.de)
  • an EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number; Number for the registration and identification of economic operators).
    • If you do not yet have an EORI number, you must apply for it in your user account in the Citizen and Business Customer Portal of the Customs Administration. The user account gives you access to the "EORI-Nr. Administration" and can re-apply for an EORI number
  • Log in to the EU Trader Portal with your access data.
  • Complete and submit the application for the ETD permit type.
  • If necessary, send Parts I to III and V of the Customs Authorisations Questionnaire directly to the competent main customs office with reference to the application number generated by the EU Trader Portal.
  • If the main customs office has successfully checked whether all licensing requirements are met, a permit is issued electronically in the EU Trader Portal.
  • If the requirements are not met, you will receive a notification of the rejection of the application by post.

The permit will only be granted if you meet the following requirements:

  • They carry out a significant number of flights/voyages between airports/ports in the Union.
  • The relevant information shall be available in electronic form to the customs office at the airport/port of departure and to the customs office at the airport/port of destination. This information must be identical.

Please attach the following documents to the application:

  • Parts I to III and V of the questionnaire Customs conditions
    • Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) do not need the questionnaire

The documents must be sent directly to the responsible main customs office with reference to the application number generated by the EU Trader Portal.

There are no costs for you.

The authorisation to use an electronic transport document (ETD) must be in place before the goods are transferred to the Union transit procedure.

You will usually receive a notification of your application in 120 days after acceptance of the application.

Forms: yes
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: no

Link to the EU-Trader PortalLink to information on the application via the EU Trader Portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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