Transport document - Goods item (Temporary storage declaration)


Basic information

Provide here the required basic information about the goods item. Read the detailed guidance below.

Commodity code

Provide the 6-digit commodity code of the goods. It is not compulsory to provide a commodity code. 

Customs status of the goods

Indicate the customs status of the goods only if you previously provided the additional information code ”FIVAA” indicating authorised issuer, ”FITAA” indicating a T2L document or ”FIETD” indicating an electronic transport document as a customs declaration.

Goods description

Under “Description of goods”, provide the common trade name based on which the goods can be identified. You can’t use a general name describing the goods or just the model or product number. The goods description must be a verbal description of the goods.

For example, “clothes” is not sufficient – you have to specify what kind of clothes they are, such as “women’s nightdresses of cotton”. The description “spare parts” is not sufficient – you have to specify what kind of spare parts they are, e.g. “car windshield” or “fanbelt”.

Goods description (TARIC)

This section is completed automatically when you enter a valid commodity code. 

CUS code

Provide the CUS code, if the goods are subject to measures involving the CUS code according to TARIC. The CUS code is an identifier used for certain chemical substances and products. Even though you provide the CUS code, you must also provide the goods description.


If dangerous goods are being transported, enter a UNDG code for dangerous goods listed by the UN.



Provide the package details. A package refers to a unit that can’t be divided without first undoing the packing.

In the field “Kind of packages”, select the code that indicates the kind of packages. 

In the field “Number of packages”, enter the number of invidual packages. If the goods are unpacked, provide the number of items. This information doesn’t need to be provided where goods are in bulk. If a package contains several goods items, enter one (1) as the number of packages in the details of at least one of the goods items. In the details of the other goods items in the same package, enter zero (0) as the number of packages.

In the field “Shipping marks”, provide a free-form description of the marks and numbers on packages. If the packages are not marked, enter “No markings”. If you have entered zero as the number of packages, provide the same package markings as on the goods item for which the total number of packages has been provided. 

If there are several kinds of packages for the goods, provide them on separate rows. A new row will be displayed when you click on ”+Add package”.


Transport information

Under transport information, enter details on containers and passive means of transport.

Add container

Provide the cargo unit details by clicking “+ Add container”. The information can be provided as header level details concerning the whole declaration, as header level details of a house level transport document or in the goods item details. Provide the details only once.

  • The container details can be provided at declaration header level concerning the whole declaration, if all the goods in the declaration are in the same container.
  • The container details can be provided in the declaration header details of the house level transport document, if all goods in the house consignment are in the same container.
  • The container details should be provided in the goods item details, if they have not been provided in the consignment details or the house consignment details. 

If the goods are in a container at the time of declaration, enter the container ID under “Container identification number”. If the goods are in a swap body or semi-trailer, enter the number of the swap body or registration number of the semi-trailer. Provide the identification of a sea container using four letters + six digits + hyphen + check digit.

Provide the seal details by clicking “+ Add or show seals”. A new window will then open. Enter the number of the first seal in the “Seal number” section. If there are more seals, add a row by clicking “+ Add seal”, and enter the number of the second seal. When you have given the details of all seals, click “Save seals”. The window will close and you go back to your declaration. If you are declaring seals, the number of seals is filled in automatically in “Number of seals”.

Details of passive means of transport

Passive means of transport refers to e.g. a lorry or an articulated vehicle loaded on board a sea vessel for a combined transport. Provide the information either on the item to cleared based on the transport document or on the item. 

In the “Type of identification” menu, select the type of the passive means of transport, e.g. “30 – Road vehicle registration number”.

Under “Identification of means of transport”, enter the number or name of the passive means of transport according to the type you have selected. 


Previous document

For the time being, information on previous documentation is not required.