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EU Customs Code: Transitional period for electronic advance declarations until 31 December 2010

3 April 2009

The European Commission on 2 April adopted a Regulation which sets a transitional period from 1 July 2009 to 31 December 2010 during which traders will have the option of submitting electronic entry or exit summary declarations on goods before they enter or leave the EU. Reason for the introduction of the transitional period is the fact that not all actors will be in a position to submit those declarations by 1 July 2009. During the transitional period, goods not declared in advance will be submitted to risk analysis after arrival or before departure. For further information, please refer to the  press notice (12th item) and the Regulation. For full information on its activities, please visit the DG TAXUD website at ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/index_en.htm