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Future customs procedures

Schedule for the introduction of the Union Customs Code

The Union Customs Code is being introduced in stages over a transition period. You can follow the work on this page. Swedish Customs’ national schedule will be updated as work progresses, and we will be publishing dates of relevance for the introduction of, and migration to, new systems.

In early October 2022, the European Commission published proposals to extend the deadlines for introducing some of the systems which, according to the relevant legislation, were due to be launched on 31 December 2022 and in spring 2023 respectively. This affects presentation notification of modes of transportation, presentation notification of goods, temporary storage and national customs declaration systems and phase 2 of the import control system.

The proposals are directed to Member States that have applied for exceptions. In some cases, the proposals are linked to conditions that must be met by both customs authorities and businesses. There are currently ongoing discussions around these proposals at the EU level and a decision is expected in December.

The proposals will affect the national schedule for the implementation of the national system for standard customs declaration for imports. The deadline for businesses to implement the standard customs declaration for imports, including special procedures and special tax areas, have been extended to 31 December 2023, according to the proposal from the European Commission. Sweden has applied for an exception, and once the decision has been made at the EU level, we will amend the national plan in accordance with the deadline in that decision.

We recommend that you follow the plans you have already made for implementing the system for standard customs declaration.


Standard customs declaration for imports

As of 15 March 2022, you may submit standard customs declarations for imports in the new import system. By 31 December 2023, all standard customs declarations for imports should be submitted using this system.

The feature for submitting standard customs declarations for special procedures and special areas of taxation will be launched in February 2023. From 1 January 2023, all standard customs declarations for special procedures and special tax areas should be submitted in the new system.

Schedule for the standard customs declaration

Schedule for the standard customs declaration for special procedures and special tax areas. Please click on the image to enlarge.

Customs declaration of low-value consignments (H7)

Consignments worth less than €150 may be declared using a low-value declaration. This declaration type will be launched in April 2023.

Schedule - Customs declaration for gifts and low-value consignments. 1 October 2023: Technical specifications and declaration guide. December 2022: Launch of corporate test environment. April: Customs declaration for gifts and low-value consignments (H7) is launched.

Schedule - Customs declaration for gifts and low-value consignments. Click on the image to enlarge.

Update of the transiting system, NCTS, Phase 5

Phase 5 of NCTS will be launched on 1 September 2023. 1 September 2023 is also when all new transits must be initiated in NCTS, Phase 5. This means that affected actors must prepare in order to launch NCTS, phase 5, and use it to manage new transits from 1 September 2023.

Schedule - Transiting system, NCTS, Phase 5. 1 July 2022: Declaration guide. 1 September 2022: Technical specifications. 1 December 2022: Launch of corporate test environment.

Schedule - Transiting system, NCTS, Phase 5. Click on the image to enlarge.

Import control system (ICS2) for air-freight

This system will be introduced on 1 March 2023 and all affected actors should submit information in the new system by 2 October 2023.

Schedule - Entry summary declaration for goods transported by air (ICS2, Phase 2). Spring 2022; Technical specifications, European Commission test environment. 1 March 2023: Launch of entry summary declaration for goods transported by air. 1 October 2023: All entry summary declarations for goods transported by air to be submitted in the new system

Schedule - Entry summary declaration for goods transported by air (ICS2, Phase 2). Click on the image to enlarge.

Import control system, (ICS2 phase 3), other modes of transportation

This system will be introduced on 1 March 2024 and all affected actors should submit information in the new system by Q1 2025. Traffic from Norway and Switzerland will still be exempt from the entry summary declaration requirement, as Norway and Switzerland are part of the Security Zone.

Presentation notification for goods transported by air

From 1 March 2023, presentation notifications of goods transported by air should be submitted with reference to the entry summary declaration. This will bring a change in procedures and new information requirements for the aviation industry.

Schedule - Presentation notification for goods transported by air. September 2022: Technical specifications, declaration guide. December 2022: Launch of corporate test environment. March: Launch of presentation notification for goods transported by air.

Schedule - Presentation notification for goods transported by air. Click on the image to enlarge.

Presentation notification for goods transported by other modes of transportation

From 1 March 2024, presentation notifications of goods transported by other modes of transportation should be submitted with reference to the entry summary declaration, with the exception of goods arriving by road from Norway. This will bring a change in procedures and new information requirements for actors submitting information.

Further analysis is required to determine how to manage the interface to the current information system via the Maritime Single Window (MSW) while awaiting launch of the European Maritime Single Window (EMS

Temporary storage declaration

Swedish Customs will implement a digital declaration for temporary storage by 2024. Until then, a transitional solution will be used. For goods transported by air, temporary storage declarations should be submitted by e-mail. Until a solution has been developed for the European Maritime Single Window, the temporary solution in the maritime flow used in conjunction with temporary storage declarations will be used, i.e., the information will be submitted via Maritime Single Window (MSW).

Declarations of goods delivered by road will be seen as temporary storage declarations. Transit declarations in NCTS will be considered temporary storage declarations, which means that a separate temporary storage declaration will not be required for goods in transit.

New export system

Under development. The new export system is schedule for launch in Q4 2024. More details will follow.

Schedule - Customs declaration for export. April 2023: Technical specifications, declaration guide. January 2024: Launch of corporate test environment. September 2024: Launch of customs declaration for export. December 2024: All export declarations to be submitted in the new system.

Schedule - Customs declaration for export. Click on the image to enlarge.

Ongoing analytical work

Simplified declaration and entry in the declarant's records


The transition to simplified declarations and entries in the declarant's records for imports is planned for 2024.

One of the more significant changes is that 10-digit commodity codes will be required in the simplified declaration.

In the time until the transition has been completed, you may keep using the current regulations and data provision, as you do today.

Centralised customs clearance

The two phases of centralised customs clearance will be introduced concomitantly in Sweden. This will take place during Q1 2025. Centralised customs clearance for exports will go live as the new export system is introduced.

Proof of Union Status

Proof of Union Status (PoUS) will be introduced in two phases, where T2L/F will first be digitalised with a planned launch in Q1 2024. Phase 2, which includes customs manifests, will be launched together with EMSW in Q3 2025.

European Maritime Single Window

The European Maritime Single Window will ensure that all ships reports are made to a single point of contact per Member State. The Swedish Maritime Authority is responsible for this point of contact. It will be possible to submit required for customs purposes, i.e., notification of arrival of goods and temporary storage, using this single point of contact.

The launch is scheduled for Q3 2025. The EMSW will then replace the Maritime Single Window, the current system.

Certex

Certex is a system for exchanging information about certificates and authorisations needed for import and export, which are issued by authorities other than customs authorities.

Any certificates or authorisations that are currently issued on paper, will subsequently be available digitally on Certex. With time, this will facilitate the management of authorisations and certificates for businesses and customs authorities.

Scheduled analytical work

NCTS, Phase 6

NCTS, Phase 6, will facilitate the submission of safety and security information in the upgraded NCTS system. Information in transit declarations that are linked to an entry summary declaration must be adapted to Annex B, as the NCTS, Phase 5, applies provisional regulations to safety and security information.

Electronic transport document

The electronic transport document allows goods to be transited via the digital systems used by the economic actors. It may be used for transport by sea and air, and is scheduled to be introduced in 2025.

Customs warehouse upgrade

Our system for customs warehouses, implemented in 2016, needs to be upgraded to comply with the Union Customs Code. This work is scheduled for 2024.

Binding Value Information and Binding Origin Information

There are plans to launch additional central IT support resources, similar to those for Binding Classification Information (BCI), for Binding Origin Information (BOI) and Binding Value Information (BVI) by 2025.


They will consist of a central system with a central interface for traders to manage applications, but also central functions to manage and store these cases.

Digital proof of origin

A database for digital proof of origin (e-PoC) is also planned, where proofs of origin can be stored centrally, where they are accessible to customs authorities.

Swedish Customs’ Implementation Schedule

Swedish Customs’ Implementation Schedule indicates at what point in time different systems are developed. At the end of the arrows, economic operators should have submitted all required information, in accordance with the new legislation and in the new or upgraded systems.

Swedish Customs' Implementation Schedule

Swedish Customs' Implementation Schedule. Click on the image to enlarge.

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