Customs transit is considered to be the cornerstone of the European integration and is of vital interest to European businesses. It enables easier and cheaper movement of goods and simpler and quicker customs formalities. To ensure its uninterrupted/smooth implementation, in 1987 the European Economic Community and the EFTA countries concluded two conventions . The Convention on Common Transit Procedure from May 28, 1987 determines the common transit procedure while the Convention on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods, also from May 28, 1987, is a simplification of formalities in import, export and transit through the introduction of the Single Administrative Document (SAD). Full members of these Conventions are the EU Member States, the EFTA, Turkey and Macedonia.
Macedonia is a full member of the Convention on Common Transit Procedure and the Convention on the Simplification of Formalities in Trade in Goods as from 1st July 2015. The accession to the conventions enables easier and faster movement of goods due to the realization of the transit procedure by submitting a single transit declaration in electronic form in the place of departure which is valid for the entire journey until the place of destination within the contracting parties of the Convention. The transit declaration is simultaneously used as a so-called entry summary declaration which should be submitted for commodities entering any EU Member State.
The New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) is a system that is based on the use of advanced computer technology and electronic data processing. NCTS is the basis for the implementation of the transit procedure by exchanging electronic messages between agents in the customs procedure and customs offices, as well as among customs offices. It serves as a tool for management and control of the transit operations and provides more modern and efficient management from the system that used to be based on paper.
The links for access to the application are:
- for DTI
- for EDI
Digital certificates are necessary for anyone preparing transit declarations for electronic signing of documents. The digital certificate does not need to be a token.
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