Before goods leave the European Union's customs territory, you must submit a pre-departure declaration. This is not an independent declaration. You submit a pre-departure declaration by submitting one of these declarations:
- A Customs declaration (this is usually an export declaration)
- A re-export declaration
- An exit summary declaration
The information in the declaration is used by the Customs authorities to perform a risk analysis, primarily for security purposes.
Exit summary declaration (EXS)
There are situations in which you are not required to submit an export or re-export declaration. Such as for goods that are temporarily stored in a temporary storage area. In this case you submit a summary declaration before the goods exit.
Have you received an exemption for the summary declaration? If so, a re-export notification suffices.
You can read more about exit and the pre-departure declaration in the Customs Manual