Centralised customs clearance in Romania

Mar 23, 2017

In brief

The procedure for centralised customs clearance was implemented at the national level in the systems for reporting goods at the moment of import / export as of 16 March 2016. Under certain conditions, economic operators can lodge the customs declarations related to certain customs operations at a customs office in Romania other than the one where the goods are presented for clearance.

In detail

ANAF President Order No. 866/2017 for completing the technical norms of the Romanian system for automated processing of import customs declarations, approved through ANAF President Order No. 1.885/2016 and Order No. 867/2017 for completing the technical norms of the export control system approved through ANAF President Order No. 1.1.94/2016 (hereinafter "the orders") have been published in the Official Gazette.

These orders implemented the procedure regarding national centralised customs clearance, which was one of the most important simplifications mentioned in the Union Customs Code, applicable as of 1 May 2016.

In order to benefit from this simplification, interested economic operators should fulfil certain conditions, as follows:

  • The consignee or the exporter, as the case may be, and the declarant / customs representative are certified as Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).
  • The declarant / customs representative has to submit a standard customs declaration at the supervising customs office and present the goods at the customs office of clearance.

This procedure is applicable for all customs operations, except transit.

There are certain types of goods which cannot be the subject of the national centralised customs clearance procedure:

  • Excise goods under the customs warehouse regime and under the rules regarding movement / reception under the excise duty suspensive regime;
  • Military products subject to export, import and other operations control regime, according to Government Emergency Ordinance No. 158/1999.
[Source: Official Gazette No 187 dated 16 March 2017, pg. 14-15-16]

 

The takeaway

As of 16 March 2017, the national centralised customs clearance system allows customs declarations to be submitted at a customs office in Romania other than the one where the goods are presented for clearance. This simplification is applicable only to Authorised Economic Operators for the standard procedure of declaration for all customs regimes, except the transit regime.

 

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For a more detailed discussion of the impact that these provisions can play in your specific case, you can contact the following persons:

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