New trans-European customs systems for export and transit

New trans-European customs systems for export, transit

The European Commission and the EU Member State customs authorities on 15 March 2021 will launch trans-European customs systems for export and transit.


According to the EC release, the rollout will start with deployment of new systems in Germany and this will open the path to the next generation of interconnected trans-European systems for the trade community and the customs authorities of the EU Member States. The new systems will be deployed in a gradual manner until December 2023, to allow for a smooth transition across Europe, while providing operational business continuity.

The EC release reports that the new export and transit systems offer benefits and foster simplification with services such as:

  • Centralised clearance and pre-lodgement facilities
  • AEO benefits and real-time trade notifications
  • Seamless cross-border, on-line real-time interactions across EU Member States and common transit convention countries

The EC reported the new systems were built on the new EU Customs Data Model that in turn is expected to allow for alignment to international standards—such as the WCO data model, data harmonisation across EU Customs and Taxation, and reinforcing EU Customs Compliance and Controls.

For more information on this topic or to learn more about KPMG’s Trade & Customs Services, contact:

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Irina Vaysfeld
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Christopher Young
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