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Electronic transport document as a transit declaration (ETD)
The use of the electronic transport document as a Union/common transit declaration for goods transported by air and as a Union transit declaration for goods transported by sea (hereinafter ETD ) is one of the simplifications provided for the transit regime in article 233.4 of Regulation ( EU ) 952/20131 and developed in articles 199 and 200 of the Delegated Regulation ( EU ) 2015/2446 2 and in Articles 319 and 320 of the Implementing Regulation ( EU ) 2015/24473 and in Article 55 of Appendix I to the Common Convention traffic. In accordance with the provisions of Article 24 of Delegated Regulation ( EU ) 2016/3415, this simplification will be applicable from May 1, 2018 and will replace the use of a common transit procedure /of the Union based on the use of an electronic manifest for goods transported by air and the use of a Union transit procedure based on the use of an electronic manifest for goods transported by sea (applicable until 30 April 2018 ), current levels II air and sea.
The electronic transport document - ETD is a document that lists the goods that are loaded onto a ship or aircraft. Thus, for transit purposes, such document serves as a common/Union transit declaration, provided that it contains the data elements set out in Annexes B-6a and A1a, Appendix III, of the CTC / Column D3 Annex B-RDCAU and the maritime/air company has an authorization granted by the competent customs authorities.
Authorization will be granted provided that compliance with the following requirements is verified:
- The applicant is established in the territory of a contracting party/customs territory of the Union.
- The applicant declares that he will regularly use the common/Union transit regime.
- The applicant meets the criteria established in article 39, letters a), b) and d) of Regulation ( EU ) 952/2013.
- The applicant operates a significant number of flights/crossings between airports/ports in the Union.