Future customs procedures
Procedures for pre-lodging a transit declaration – Simplified 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 simplified procedure.
The image below describes how to pre-lodge a transit declaration using the simplified procedure. Under the image, you can read descriptions of what happens in each step.
1. Drawing the pre-lodged transit declaration
The declarant (authorised consignor) 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 any 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 notification of scheduled inspections
Deklaranten tar emot meddelandet.
– Notification to reject the case, as it has not been activated
If the transit declaration is not activated in 30 days, the 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 MRN (Master Reference Number)
The declarant receives the MRN.
9. Release for transit
The automatic clearance procedure starts and any outstanding debt is deducted from the declared guarantee for the consignment.
The declared time frame for the consignment is confirmed and a message of release for transit is sent.
10. Receiving release message
The declarant receives the release message and the transport may begin.