A. General Information
UK using New Computerized Transit System (NCTS)border crossing
B. Lessons Learned
The New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) is a system of electronic declaration and processing that traders must use to submit Common Transit declarations.
After the Brexit, UK Government has been negotiatingUK accession to the Common Transit Convention (CTC) as a contracting party.The UK acceded to the Convention from the date that the Convention no longer applies to the UK as member of the EU.
To align UK’s system with the CTC, implement system enhancements and to reflect the change of country status of the UK following the exit from the EU, changes are being made to New Computerised Transit System.
To overcome cross-border barriers arising after Brexit.
Computerized transit system has been operated for exchanging electronic messages. These messages replace the various paper documents and certain formalities of the transit system. The messages are exchanged electronically:
-between the economic operators and customs
- between custom offices of one country
-among national customs administrations themselves.
When entering a transit declaration into the NCTS an electronic message is sent to the customs office of departure (trader will need Gov gateway user ID and password to sign in to the system)
If the declaration is accepted the system allocates a movement reference number. The Anticipated Arrival Record message is sent by the office of departure to the destination customs office.
The consignments must travel with a Transit Accompanying Document (TAD). The TAD includes consignment’s Movement Reference Number – printed in numeric form and as a barcode. Barcodes must be printed to the ISO code 128 standard.
The simplified NCTS procedure allows consignors to declare goods to community transit representing them at the office of departure. This allows the automatic release of goods. They may print out the TAD at the consignor’s premises. They may remove goods under customs control directly from their authorized location and approved facilities such as a warehouse, designated export place or temporary storage facility.
For more detail please follow the link:https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/system/files/202106/transit_manual_june_2020_en.pdf
The submission of transit declaration is done via New Computerized Transit System.
Direct data exchange between customs administrations
Elimination of fraudulent document manipulation
Reduction of number of enquiry procedures.
For more detail refer to the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-new-computerised-transit-system-supporting-guidance
C. Relevant Standards
Please refer to the link for the legal regulations: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-instruments-relating-to-eu-exit/customs-statutory-instruments