Goods item

Provide goods with the same goods description under one goods item. If there are several goods descriptions, provide them as separate goods items.

The goods item details include
•    requested procedure

  • description of goods
  • packages
  • previous documents: type, reference and item number
  • containers
  • quantity information of the goods.

Commodity code and basic information

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

Requested procedure

The service fills in the requested customs procedure based on your earlier choices. The service will display the customs procedure you chose when you started lodging the declaration. If the customs procedure is incorrect, you’ll have to start lodging the declaration all over again.

Description of goods

In a presentation notification, the commodity code of the goods is not provided.

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 verbaldescription 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”.

Packages

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.

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”.

Previous documents

Provide the previous document. It is usually an entry summary declaration, a temporary storage declaration or a T1 transit declaration.

Choose the previous document type from the drop-down menu of the first column “Previous document type”. Select the type as follows: 

  • If the transport company has provided the MRN as the previous document, select either “355 – Entry summary declaration” or “337 – Temporary storage declaration” as the previous document type. In the arrival notice sent by the transport company, you can check which one it is.  
  • If the transport company has provided the MRN in the Arrival and exit declaration system (AREX), you can also check the declaration type in Customs’ MRN Search. 
  • If the goods arrive under the transit procedure, select “821 – Transit declaration” as the previous document type and the MRN of the transit as the reference.
  • If the goods arrive under the T2 or T2F transit procedure or if the transit contains both T1 and T2 goods (so-called mixed consignments), select “820 – Union/common transit declaration - Mixed consignments (T)” as the previous document type. 
  • If the goods arrive under a TIR carnet without an electronic TIR declaration, provide ”952 – TIR carnet” as the previous document type and the MRN as the reference.
  • If the country of dispatch is Norway and there is no previous procedure, no previous document is provided. 
  • If the previous declaration is an electronic import or customs warehousing declaration submitted to the Customs Clearance System or through message exchange, provide “MRN” as the previous document type and the MRN as the reference.
  • If the previous declaration is an import declaration to the service “Import declarations for businesses – special procedures” (ITU), select “IM – Import declaration” as the previous document type.
  • If the previous declaration was lodged under a fallback procedure, and no MRN was issued to the fallback procedure, select “ZZZ – Other previous document” as the document type.
  • If goods are re-imported, and “21 – Re-export” is provided as the previous procedure, select, despite this, “355 – Entry summary declaration”, “337 – Summary declaration” or “821 – Transit declaration” as the previous document type.

If you use the MRN as reference, provide the related sequence number of the goods item in the column “Item number”. Regarding transit declarations, the goods item number need not be provided. 

If the previous declaration is a temporary storage declaration or an entry summary declaration to the CR system of the EU, provide also the house waybill reference number in the field “Transport document identifier”.

Container 

The container details can be provided either at header level under “Declaration header” or at goods item level here. So if the goods are in a container and you have not provided the container details at declaration header level, provide the container details here.

Provide the identification numbers for a sea container, swap body, semi-trailer or an air transport intermodal container. The identification of a sea container is provided using four letters + six digits + hyphen + check digit.

Quantity information of the goods

If you can’t provide gross mass separately for each goods item here, provide the gross mass at declaration header level under “Declaration header”.
The gross mass is the weight of the goods including packaging, without the means of transport or containers. Enter the gross mass in kilograms. If the gross mass is below 1 kg, enter the value e.g. in the format “0,654”, but with no more than 6 decimals. If it exceeds 1 kg, you can round it off to the closest full kilogram.

Providing the weight of pallets: If the weight of pallets is included in the weight of the goods indicated in the transport documents, you can include it in the total gross mass. However, if the weight of the pallets has been indicated separately in the transport document, don’t include it in the total gross mass.

Proceeding from the goods item details

When you have entered all the details of the goods item, you can add another goods item by clicking on “+Add goods item” at the bottom of the page.

If you aren’t going to add any goods items, you can view the summary of the declaration you have filled in. Click on “Next” to proceed to the section “Summary and submission”.