New process for Temporary Storage of air cargo

Are you importing goods by air from outside the EU into the European Customs Union? By 1 March 2024 at the latest you will have to file the Temporary Storage Declaration (TSD) in the Single Window for Maritime and Aviation according to new system specifications.

How does this affect you?

To file your TSD, you can continue to use the current Single Window for Maritime and Aviation. Software providers know these systems as the Trade and Transport Gateway (HTG).

The 'Dutch Customs National Helpdesk' remains your point of contact for questions about and support for the automated processes.

The customs entry process and the Notification of Arrival (NA) will also change. Find more information on this on 'ICS2: New process for Entry by air'.

Timetable for Temporary Storage of air cargo new TSD system specifications

  • new system specifications TSD air cargo: available at the Dutch Customs National Helpdesk website.
  • starting date new system specifications for TSD air cargo: 1 December 2023
  • transition period: from 1 December 2023 to 1 March 2024.

By 1 March 2024 at the latest, you need to have implemented the new TSD system specifications

Why this change?

These changes are the result of the Union Customs Code (UCC). This way, the current data TSD components will be connected to the new TSD data components. It also makes it possible to re-use data from the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) in the TSD.

More information can be found on 'UCC - Work Programme', the website of the European Commission.

Technical information

The new system specifications for the TSD for air transport will be integrated into the existing MIG Single Window and will be published shortly on 'Dutch Customs National Helpdesk'.

More information

Want to know in advance what to expect from the new process Temporary Storage of air cargo? Watch our webinar 'Veranderingen Binnenbrengen en Tijdelijke opslag' (only available in Dutch).

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