The status of the authorised consignee

The status of the authorised consignee (Article 233 (4) b) of the Union Customs Code) gives the right for the holder of authorisation not to present goods and the corresponding declaration for transit to the Customs office of destination upon the termination of a transit operation. The transit operation shall be terminated by the authorised consignee in the new computerised transit system NCTS for transit declarations.

Requirements for receipt of the status of the authorised consignee

(Articles 191, 194 and 195 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446)

  1. The applicant is established in the customs territory of the Union;
  2. the applicant declares that he will regularly uses the Union transit procedures;
  3. the applicant fulfils the criteria laid down in Article 39(a), (b) and (d) of the Code.

The application for the authorisation is lodged in the Customs Decisions System (CDS).

The following shall be attached to the application:
  1. Completed self-assessment questionnaire where points 1, 3 and 5 have been answered to:
  2. The plan of the territory indicating the places where the vehicles stay during the waiting time.

Customs authorities shall take a decision at the latest within 30 days of the day of receipt of the application for a decision whether that application meets the requirements. The authorisation shall be issued or the application may be refused, in general, within 120 days of the date of acceptance of the application (Article 22 of the Union Customs Code).

Contact persons

Information about the status of an authorised consignee shall be given by the following contact persons:

Rita Virma 676 2631
Aili Kalbin 676 2651