Future customs procedures
Procedures for pre-lodging a transit declaration – Normal procedure
Our current transit procedures are being adapted to the requirements in the Union Customs Code. Learn more about pre-lodging a transit declaration using the normal procedure.
The image below describes how to pre-lodge a transit declaration using the normal procedure. Under the image, you can read descriptions of what happens in each step.
1. Drawing the pre-lodged transit declaration
The declarant draws a transit declaration and lodges it digitally to Swedish Customs.
A declarant may also engage an agent, who will handle their communications with Swedish Customs. The agent acts on behalf of the declarant.
At the earliest, a pre-lodged transit declaration can be submitted 30 days prior to transiting the goods.
2. Receiving the transit declaration
Swedish Customs receives the transit declaration and verifies that the information is correctly entered.
- In the event of errors, the customs declaration will be stopped. A message will be sent to inform the declarant that the transit declaration cannot be processed.
- If the information is correct, a message will be sent to the information provider to inform the declarant that the transit declaration has been received.
In the next step, the system verifies the information.
- If there are any errors in this information, a message will be sent to inform the declarant of the identified errors. The declarant will be given an opportunity to amend the errors and re-submit the transit declaration.
3. Confirming receipt of the transit declaration
If the information is correct, a message will be sent to the information provider to inform the declarant that the transit declaration has been received.
4. Receiving confirmation of receipt
The declarant receives the confirmation.
– Notification of future inspections
The declaration will be risk assessed. In the case of any risk indication, and if the declarant is AEO certified, the declarant will be informed that an inspection is scheduled.
– Receiving the inspection notification
The declarant receives the message.
– Notification to reject the case, as it has not been activated
If the transit declaration is not activated in 30 days, the transit declaration will be designated as not lodged. The declarant will be notified via digital message.
– Receiving rejection
The declarant receives the rejection notification. Now the declarant knows that the declaration is no longer considered lodged. The declarant may now lodge a new declaration.
5. Activating the case
The declarant submits the activation notification within 30 days.
6. Receiving the case
Swedish Customs receives the activation notification and the information in the message is validated against the previously lodged declaration.
An error message will be sent to the declarant if any errors are identified.
7. Issuing an MRN (Master Reference Number)
If the information is correct, an MRN is sent to the declarant
8. Receiving the confirmation, adding MRN (Master Reference Number) to the vehicle declaration
The declarant receives the MRN, adds the MRN to the vehicle declaration and requests to start the transit procedure at the declared customs office of departure.
9. Release for transit
A customs officer will determine whether to conduct an inspection. If an inspection is not conducted, any outstanding debt will be deducted from the declared guarantee.
The customs officer sets a time frame for the consignment and a message of release for transit is sent. The transport starts.
10. Receiving release message
The declarant receives the release notification.