The current file based Globalisation process is being replaced by E-Globalisation

E-Globalisation will replace the current file based method that allows authorised traders to submit a periodic return for imports made under Entry in Declarants Records (either on import or on removal from Customs Warehousing), as it is a legal change in the Belgium customs process it will have an effect on everyone currently using globalisation.

With the new E-globalisation Belgium customs declarations will have to be submitted digitally during the globalisation period with initial, subsequent and final declarations being involved.

eGlobalisation has a significant impact on the data that has to be declared digitally, which is greater than the current reduced data that is required, and will be validated in real time by Customs. Traders have to migrate to eGlobalisation by February 1st, 2022 whether this is using existing software or in house systems and we are ready to work with traders to support their migration either using our Customs Warehousing functionality or by integration with traders own Customs Warehousing systems.

We have put together a webinar on the topic "E-globalisation, improving Belgium’s customs process” with all the information you need to get a full understanding of how these changes will affect the current process and what steps you need to take to make sure that you are fully ready when the changes kick-in on February 2022.

H7 is now operational in Belgium

The new H7 dataset is now in effect across the EU for low value e-Commerce goods as of 1st July 2021.

In Belgium this has been implemented by the H7 declaration on the new IDMS platform. Traders have been submitting H7 declarations via Descartes since the very beginning and can offer either a fully integrated, partially integrated or manual process for those wishing to take advantage of the H7 reduced data set including those looking for parcel management functionality.

Whilst H7 is related to the Internet One Stop Shop (IOSS) process for non EU sellers or their representatives accounting for VAT rather than being collected on imported and the IOSS references can be declared in the H7 declaration, use of IOSS is not mandatory in H7.

See the Webinar for more information on H7.



Watch the recording of the webinar and hear about the how, what, why and when of DMS.

E-Globalisation & H7

In this webinar we will take the opportunity to inform you about another upcoming change; H7.

Upcoming changes in filing customs declarations

Read about the new processes for submitting customs declarations and how to prepare for them.

We are ready to guide your company through those changes. Get in contact with our local customs experts to discuss how these changes effects your business.