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Nieuwsartikel12 maart 2021Directoraat-generaal Belastingen en Douane-unie

New trans-European systems for export and transit to facilitate simpler and more efficient trade

On 15 March, the European Commission and Member State customs authorities are launching an important transition for the trans-European customs systems for export and transit, starting with the successful deployment of the new UCC AES and UCC NCTS-Phase 5 IT systems in Germany.

On 15 March, the European Commission and Member State customs authorities are launching an important transition for the trans-European customs systems for export and transit, starting with the successful deployment of the new UCC AES and UCC NCTS-Phase 5 IT systems in Germany. This opens the path to the next generation of interconnected trans-European systems for the trade community and the national customs authorities. The new systems will be deployed in a gradual manner from now on until December 2023, to allow for a smooth transition across Europe, while ensuring operational business continuity.

The new export and transit systems offer significant benefits and enable simplifications - services such as Centralised Clearance and pre-lodgement facilities, AEO benefits and real-time trade notifications, as well as seamless cross-border on-line real time interactions across Member States and Common Transit Convention countries. Furthermore, the new systems are built on the new EU Customs Data Model. This enables alignment to International Standards such as the WCO Data Model, data harmonisation across EU Customs and Taxation and reinforcing EU Customs Compliance and Controls.

This important UCC milestone has been achieved thanks to the effecting cooperation between the European Commission, National Customs Administrations and Trade associations.

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Datum publicatie
12 maart 2021
Auteur
Directoraat-generaal Belastingen en Douane-unie