EU Extending NCTS to Macedonia

Posted on: 03/04/2014

The New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) is the common transit procedure which is used for the movement of goods between the 28 EU Member States, the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) and Turkey. The procedure is based on the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure.

The NCTS is intended to be subsequently implemented in those neighbouring countries to the European Union (EU) which are potential accession countries. Due to its candidate member status, the NCTS is officially in use for shipments made within Macedonia since 1 March 2014. It enables the electronic submission of transit declarations and exchange of other data between economic operators and the local customs administration.

Starting 1 June 2014, Carnets TIR for cross-border transit goods in foreign trade transactions with Macedonia are expected to be processed using the NCTS. The full implementation of the System with Macedonia is scheduled for 6 January 2015

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