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Regulations

Transmission deadlines

The deadlines for filing entry summary declarations are set according to the mode of transport and the type of goods.

Maritime transport:

  • containerized cargo: 24 hours before loading at the departure port
  • bulk cargo: 4 hours before arrival in the European Union
  • short-distance maritime transport or transport period of less than 24 hours (between a territory located outside the EU and the OD): 2 hours before arrival at the first port

Air transport:

  • short haul flights: at the latest when the aircraft actually takes off
  • long haul flights: at least four hours before arrival in the European Union

Rail or inland waterway transport:

  • at least 2 hours before arrival at the port of entry in the European Union

Road transport:

  • one hour before arrival at the port of entry in the European Union