Declaration header (Unloading report for temporary storage)

Under “Declaration header”, provide the following details:

  • Reference or references you use
  • Declaration for which the unloading report is submitted
  • ransport information

Basic information

Provide here the required basic information. Read the detailed guidance below.

Trader reference

The trader reference specifies the customs declaration and it is a free-form reference issued by the declarant. The reference can contain no more than 22 characters, and it can consist of numbers, letters or special characters.

Additional reference

You can give some other reference, for example the reference number of the transport company responsible for the notification. 

Declaration on which the unloading report is submitted

Enter the MRN of the temporary storage declaration for which the unloading report is submitted.


Transport information

Under transport information, enter only the required details on the means of transport. Read the detailed guidance below.

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. Enter the details only for one location.

  • 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”.


Additional information

If needed, provide one or more than one header level additional information code under “Additional information”. The service will automatically fill in the additional information code “FIPDF”. This means that the service generates a PDF document in the prescribed form, and you can retrieve it later from the e-service. Don’t remove this information if you need e.g. Customs notification to be presented to the transport company or the warehouse keeper. 

If you need to provide other additional information, you can add it by clicking on “+ Add information”. From the drop-down menu, select the code needed in the declaration. If needed, provide the description of the additional information code in the field “Description”.

If you have added an additional information code row by mistake, remove it by ticking the box next to the “Code” column and clicking on the button “Remove selected” above the rows.