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Applying for "approved exhibitor" status to prove the Union status of goods

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

In some cases, you must provide proof of the Union status of goods. By obtaining the status of an "approved exhibitor", you can simplify the verification procedure vis-à-vis the customs authorities.

All goods located in the customs territory of the Union generally have the customs status of Union goods without further proof. If Union goods are transported between 2 locations within the customs territory of the Union and temporarily leave the customs territory of the Union during this transport, it is necessary to prove their status as Union goods. To do this, you must present the relevant documents to the competent customs office before the transportation of the goods begins. The competent customs office will then affix a stamp to the relevant document.

As the holder of an authorization with the status of "approved exhibitor", you can simplify the procedure for proving the Union status of goods to the customs authorities.

As an "authorized exhibitor", you are entitled to do so:

  • issue T2L or T2LF without applying for an endorsement from the competent customs office,
  • issue the goods manifest of a shipping company without applying for an endorsement from the competent customs office,
  • prove the Union status of goods by means of an invoice or a transport document without the need for an endorsement by the competent customs office (if the value of the Union goods exceeds EUR 15,000)

You must submit a written or electronic application to be granted the status of "approved issuer". The form of application depends on whether the authorization is to be valid only in Germany or also in other member states.

As an approved exhibitor, you have various obligations to provide evidence and retain records to prove the status of Union goods to the customs authorities.


Process flow

a) The authorization should only be valid in Germany

Please submit the application in writing to the competent main customs office:

  • Go to the website of German customs and call up the form "Application for authorization of the status of approved issuer of proof of customs status of Union goods" (form 0071) from there. You can complete the form directly on your computer.
  • Print out the completed form and sign it.
  • If necessary, attach parts I to III of the customs authorization questionnaire.
  • Submit the documents to your competent main customs office. The main customs office will check your application.
  • You will receive a notice of approval or rejection.

b) The authorization is to be valid in several or all member states

In this case, you must submit the application electronically via the EU Trader Portal.

  • You need the following to access the EU Trader Portal
    • a user account. If you do not yet have a user account,
      • complete the application to set up an EU user account (form 05700),
      • send the form by e-mail to the Master Data Management team at the Directorate General of Customs - Dresden office.
    • an EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number). If you do not yet have an EORI number, you must apply for one in your user account in the customs administration's citizen and business customer portal. The user account gives you access to the "EORI No. Administration" and you can apply for a new EORI number
  • Log in to the EU Trader Portal with your access data.
  • Complete and submit the application for the authorization type "ACP - status of an approved issuer (ACP)".
  • Send the "Additional sheet of national data" and, if applicable, Parts I to III of the customs authorization questionnaire directly to the responsible main customs office with reference to the application number generated by the EU Trader Portal.
  • If the main customs office has successfully checked whether all authorization requirements have been met, an authorization will be issued electronically in the EU Trader Portal.
  • If the requirements are not met, you will receive a notification of rejection of the application by post.

The main customs office in whose district the main accounts for customs purposes are kept or accessible is responsible.

Requirements
  • You are established in the Union.
  • You regularly issue proofs of the customs status of Union goods or the customs authorities know that you can meet your legal obligations to use these proofs.
  • You have the status of an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) or meet the following requirements:
    • You have not committed any serious or repeated violations of customs or tax regulations.
    • You enable the competent customs authorities to monitor the procedure and carry out controls without this requiring a disproportionate administrative effort in relation to your requirements
    • You keep records that enable the customs authorities to carry out effective controls.
Which documents are required?

Please enclose the following documents with the application:

  • Parts I to III of the questionnaire for customs authorizations
    • Authorized economic operators (AEO) do not need the questionnaire
  • in the case of an electronic application, the "Supplementary national data sheet"
What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must submit the application before you can use the simplification.

Processing duration

You will usually receive notification of your application within 120 days of it being accepted.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal. Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the rejection or approval notice.
  • Appeal to the tax court
Applications / forms
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes (only for applications for authorization in several or all Member States)
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no
Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Finance

Professionally released on

11.05.2021

Teaser

In some cases, you must provide proof of the Union status of goods. By obtaining the status of an "approved exhibitor", you can simplify the verification procedure vis-à-vis the customs authorities.

Process flow

a) The authorization should only be valid in Germany

Please submit the application in writing to the competent main customs office:

  • Go to the website of German customs and call up the form "Application for authorization of the status of approved issuer of proof of customs status of Union goods" (form 0071) from there. You can complete the form directly on your computer.
  • Print out the completed form and sign it.
  • If necessary, attach parts I to III of the customs authorization questionnaire.
  • Submit the documents to your competent main customs office. The main customs office will check your application.
  • You will receive a notice of approval or rejection.

b) The authorization is to be valid in several or all member states

In this case, you must submit the application electronically via the EU Trader Portal.

  • You need the following to access the EU Trader Portal
    • a user account. If you do not yet have a user account,
      • complete the application to set up an EU user account (form 05700),
      • send the form by e-mail to the Master Data Management team at the Directorate General of Customs - Dresden office.
    • an EORI number (Economic Operators Registration and Identification number). If you do not yet have an EORI number, you must apply for one in your user account in the customs administration's citizen and business customer portal. The user account gives you access to the "EORI No. Administration" and you can apply for a new EORI number
  • Log in to the EU Trader Portal with your access data.
  • Complete and submit the application for the authorization type "ACP - status of an approved issuer (ACP)".
  • Send the "Additional sheet of national data" and, if applicable, Parts I to III of the customs authorization questionnaire directly to the responsible main customs office with reference to the application number generated by the EU Trader Portal.
  • If the main customs office has successfully checked whether all authorization requirements have been met, an authorization will be issued electronically in the EU Trader Portal.
  • If the requirements are not met, you will receive a notification of rejection of the application by post.

The main customs office in whose district the main accounts for customs purposes are kept or accessible is responsible.

Requirements

  • You are established in the Union.
  • You regularly issue proofs of the customs status of Union goods or the customs authorities know that you can meet your legal obligations to use these proofs.
  • You have the status of an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) or meet the following requirements:
    • You have not committed any serious or repeated violations of customs or tax regulations.
    • You enable the competent customs authorities to monitor the procedure and carry out controls without this requiring a disproportionate administrative effort in relation to your requirements
    • You keep records that enable the customs authorities to carry out effective controls.

Which documents are required?

Please enclose the following documents with the application:

  • Parts I to III of the questionnaire for customs authorizations
    • Authorized economic operators (AEO) do not need the questionnaire
  • in the case of an electronic application, the "Supplementary national data sheet"

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must submit the application before you can use the simplification.

Processing duration

You will usually receive notification of your application within 120 days of it being accepted.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal. Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the rejection or approval notice.
  • Appeal to the tax court

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes (only for applications for authorization in several or all Member States)
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Finance

Professionally released on

11.05.2021

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