The Need for Change
After years of loyal service, the AGS system, which was crucial for customs activities, has made way to modernization. In a time where technological advancement is the norm, the customs world is no exception. The introduction of the advanced Customs Management System 4.0 and 4.1 marks a milestone in this evolution.
My Journey to Knowledge
As a Customs Compliance Specialist, I am constantly keeping up with market developments. In the ever-changing customs landscape, staying ahead of developments is crucial for doing your job well. I have participated in numerous webinars and courses about DMS. During these events, I noticed how many in the sector were hesitant. Customs authorities repeatedly emphasized the importance of active engagement with these new systems. This wait-and-see attitude means that many companies are still not ready for the transition by the end of this year.
Notable Changes in Transitioning to DMS
From my perspective, I want to highlight some notable changes:
Monthly Credit Permit: The use of monthly credit now requires mentioning the Deferred Payment Order (DPO) permit.
Submitted Documents and Permits: Regardless of their own reference number, all documents must contain the MRN of the declaration.
Representation Status: Code 1 is no longer applicable.
Additional Actor in Supply Chain: This indicates that the entire supply chain is AEO certified.
Additional Tax Reference: The correct VAT code can only be applied if there is an actual permit for it.
Delivery Terms: The location corresponding to the delivery term (incoterm) is now indicated according to UN/LOCODE.
Valuation Indicators and Methods: There is now a new codebook (DWU-A) for valuation indicators and methods.
CUS Code: Mentioning the CUS code is mandatory for imports and (re)exports if issued.
SG Code: This must be filled in for the export of military, dual-use, and sanction goods.
New DIN/DEN Scheme: This is now called ALEN/ALIN.
The end of implementation period is approaching quickly, and more and more companies are fully connected to DMS, including our valued clients at Pincvision! In my next update, I'll share more about their experiences. Stay tuned!
Thank you for reading this brief introductory blog. In my upcoming posts, I'll tell you more about the progress of DMS implementation and its impact.
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Customs Compliance Specialist