Anyone involved with Customs in Europe is well aware of the scale of changes being implemented as part of the EU’s Multi Annual Strategic Plan (MASP), implementing the Union Customs Code digital vision, reaching the ultimate goal of centralised clearance across the EU and all customs processes digitally linked including EMCS (Excise Movement Control System) with NCTS (New Computerised Transit System) and Automated Export System (AES).
Although the MASP has been running for almost 10 years (starting with NCTS) , the EU Member States, Traders and the Software Community has seen delay after delay and still further delays to come. There have been external factors of course, Brexit, Covid-19 as well as other economic factors but the reality is that despite an initial phased approach we are looking at the convergence of a lot of these projects into a short timespan.
Delays have also been seen due to changes in the European Data Model which underpins all the new Customs declarations and processes.
It was already challenging for multinational companies and software organisations who operate in a number of different Member States to balance the development and migration activities but with the regular delays and shifts in deadlines we, like others, have found ourselves having to suddenly switch priorities from one country project to another and working with the new systems where the situation is more mature in terms of documentation
and test system capability.
In this ebook we will cover the current status in Belgium. This ebook covers the migration from PLDA to IDMS and EDMS/AES, as wel as the changes to NCTS, Temporary Storage and ICS2.