Import customs declaration processing system Impulss

The new import customs declaration processing system Impulss is intended for submitting and processing the data of import customs declarations. The system will be operational from 1 July 2021.

As of the implementation of the new system, import customs declarations must be submitted in Impulss. Data on export declarations will continue to be submitted in Complex until the introduction of a new export system (in 2023).

In Impulss, the following can be submitted to customs:

  • standard declaration data,

  • simplified declaration data and data of a supplementary declaration of simplified declaration,

  • data of a supplementary declaration of entry in the declarant’s records,

  • presentation notification data,

  • requests for amending and invalidating a customs declaration (including duty drawback request).

Customs declaration data can be submitted before the goods can be presented or at the same time as the goods are presented.
 

General information


The Union Customs Code, which entered into force in 2016, lays down the obligation of electronic data exchange and the storage of data between economic operators and customs. Common data requirements were also determined for the submission of customs declarations. The Estonian Tax and Customs Board will introduce new data requirements on import customs declarations on 1 July 2021.

Different data requirements are used to submit the data of import customs declarations. The requirements depend on the customs procedure, the cost of goods and/or the quantity of goods.

The following data requirements (profiles) are used:

  • free circulation and special procedures (temporary admission, end-use, inward processing, storage in customs warehouses):
    • H1 – Release for free circulation (procedures 01, 07, 40, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 61, 63, 68) and end-use (procedure 44)
    • H2 – Declaration for customs warehousing (procedure 71)
    • H3 – special procedure –– specific use –– Declaration for temporary admission (procedure 53)
    • H4 – special procedure –– processing –– Declaration for inward processing (procedure 51)
  • different data requirements:
    • H5 – Declaration for the introduction of goods in the context of trade with special fiscal territories (procedures 40, 42, 61, 63, 95, 96)
    • H6 – Postal operator’s declaration for release for free circulation (procedures 01, 07, 40)

      Conditions for declaration:
      • value of the consignment up to 1000 euros,

      • goods are not subject to prohibitions or restrictions.

    • H7 – Declaration for release for free circulation for consignments of a value not exceeding 150 euros (procedure 4000)
      Conditions for declaration:
      • value of the consignment up to 150 euros,
      • goods are not subject to prohibitions or restrictions.

  • simplified declaration:

    • I1A – Simplified declaration based on authorisation (procedures 01, 07, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 51, 53, 61, 63, 68).
      Conditions for declaration:
      • certain data and supporting documents may be missing on the simplified declaration if the authorisation for simplified declaration allows it. Missing data must be provided by means of a supplementary declaration.

      • if the value of the consignment does not exceed 1000 euros and the quantity does not exceed 1000 kg, the obligation to submit a supplementary declaration may be waived, in which case the obligation to submit data and supporting documents may not be waived.

    • I1B – Simplified declaration without prior authorisation (procedures 01, 07, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 51, 53, 61, 63, 68).
      Conditions for declaration:
      • certain supporting documents may be missing from the simplified customs declaration. The missing supporting documents must be submitted by means of a supplementary declaration.

      • if the value of the consignment does not exceed 1000 euros and the quantity does not exceed 1000 kg, the obligation to submit a supplementary declaration may be waived, in which case the obligation to submit supporting documents may not be waived.

  • presentation notification:

    • I2 – Presentation notification (notification of the arrival of goods, where the customs declaration data has been submitted before the goods could be presented)
    • I2A – Presentation notification in case of entry in the declarant's records


Access permissions


If you have earlier had separate access permissions for the use of the Complex system, you are not automatically granted the permission to use the import customs declaration (Impulss).

The quickest solution is that the board member of the company represented should add an access permission for using the Impulss system to you in the e-MTA. It may be  the customs services package that covers both the permission to insert an import customs declaration and access to reports, or a new separate access permission: either IMPULSS_CUSTOMER (submission of data in the import customs declarations processing system Impulss) or REPORTING_CUSTOMER (the use of data inquiry application (REPORTING)).

The users of the e-MTA who have the customs services package automatically receive the permission to use the Impulss system.

 

Instructions »

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Technical information »

(in Estonian)


Testing »

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Legislation

  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/234 of 7 December 2020 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446 as regards common data requirements, and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/341 as regards the codes to be used in certain forms
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/235 of 8 February 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 as regards formats and codes of common data requirements, certain rules on surveillance and the competent customs office for placing goods under a customs procedure


Funds (3.2 million euros) from the European Regional Development Fund have been used to develop the new import information system. The service developer is software company Cybernetica AS.

 

 

 

01.07.2021