Schedule for introduction of the Union Customs Code
The Union Customs Code is being introduced in stages over a transition period. You can follow the work on this page. Swedish Customs’ national schedule will be updated as work progresses, and we will be publishing dates of relevance for the introduction of, and migration to, new systems.
Standard customs declaration for imports
As of 31 March you may submit standard customs declarations for imports in the new import system. By 31 December 2022, all standard customs declarations for imports are required to be submitted using this system.
You may submit a low-value declaration for consignments worth €150 or less. This mode of declaration will be launched in mid-2023.
Transiting system, NCTS, Phase 5
Phase 5 of NCTS will be launched in Sweden on 1 September 2023. 1 September 2023 is also when all new transits must be initiated in NCTS, Phase 5. This means that affected actors must prepare in order to launch NCTS, phase 5, and use it to manage new transits from 1 September 2023.
Import control system (ICS2) for air-freight
This system will be introduced on 1 March 2023 and all affected actors should submit information in the new system by 31 October 2023.
Import control system, ICS2, other modes of transportation
This system will be introduced on 1 March 2024 and all affected actors should submit information in the new system by 31 October 2023. Traffic from Norway and Switzerland will still be exempt from the entry summary declaration requirement, as Norway and Switzerland are part of the Security Zone.
Notification of arrival and temporary storage declarations for goods transported by air
From 1 March 2023, notification of arrival of goods transported by air should be submitted with reference to the entry summary declaration. This will bring a change in procedures and new information requirements for the aviation industry.
Swedish Customs will continuously develop these functions and are considering options for realising the handling of temporary storage declarations. Until a solution has been developed, the current temporary solution will be used, i.e. submitting temporary storage declarations by e-mail.
Notification of arrival and temporary storage declarations for goods transported by other modes of transportation
From 1 March 2024, notification of arrival of goods transported by other modes of transportation should be submitted with reference to the entry summary declaration. Exceptions apply to goods arriving by road from Norway. This will bring a change in procedures and new information requirements for actors submitting information.
Until a solution has been developed for the European Maritime Single Window, the temporary solution in the maritime flow used in conjunction with temporary storage declarations will be used, i.e., the information will be submitted via Maritime Single Window (MSW). Declarations of goods delivered by road will be considered a temporary storage declaration.
Transit declarations in NCTS will be considered temporary storage declarations, which means that a separate temporary storage declaration will not be required for goods in transit.
New export system
The development is ongoing. The new export system is schedule for launch in Q4 of 2024. More details will follow.
Ongoing analytical work
Simplified declaration and entry in the declarant's records
The transition to simplified declarations and entries in the declarant's records for imports is planned for 2023/2024.
One of the more significant changes is that 10-digit commodity codes will be required in the simplified declaration.
While awaiting the completion of the transition, you may proceed as you do today, using the current regulations and data provision.
Centralised customs clearance
Centralised customs clearance for imports will be introduced in two phases. Phase 1, which among other things includes standard customs declarations and simplified declarations, will go live in December 2023, and phase 2, which among other things includes entry in the declarant's records and goods subject to excise duty, will go live in Q2 of 2025. Centralised customs clearance for exports will go live as the new export system is introduced.
Proof of Union Status
Proof of Union Status (PoUS) will be introduced in two phases, where T2L/F will first be digitalised with a planned launch in Q1 of 2024. Phase 2, which includes customs manifests, will be launched together with EMSW in Q3 of 2025.
European Maritime Single Window
The European Maritime Single Window will ensure that all ships reports are made to a single point of contact per Member State. The Swedish Maritime Authority is responsible for this point of contact. It will be possible to submit required for customs purposes, i.e., notification of arrival of goods and temporary storage, using this single point of contact.
The launch is schedule for Q3 of 2025. The EMSW will then replace the Maritime Single Window, the current system.
Scheduled analytical work
NCTS, Phase 6
Phase 6 of NCTS, which is scheduled to be introduced together with phase 3 of ICS2, will facilitate the submission of safety and security information in the upgraded NCTS system. Information in transit declarations that are linked to an entry summary declaration must be adapted to Annex B, as the provisional regulations apply to safety and security information in the transitional provisions.
Electronic transport document
Electronic transport documents allow goods to be transited via the digital systems used by the economic actors. It may be used for transport by sea and air, and is scheduled to be introduced in 2025.
Swedish Customs’ Implementation Schedule
Swedish Customs’ Implementation Schedule indicates at what point in time different systems are developed. At the end of the arrows, economic operators should have submitted all required information, in accordance with the new legislation and in the new or upgraded systems.
What is updated: New version of the national schedule