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In the world of international trade, keeping up with customs regulations is essential for smooth operations. On January 1, 2024, changes will be made to EU commodity codes, for both import and export. These changes can have a significant impact on customs declarations and determining international VAT rates for your products.

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Are you aware of the latest changes in the world of customs? The Customs DMS Newsletter of December 2023 is full of crucial updates, which we have summarized for you!

Our latest blog post is a clear and concise summary of everything you need to know about the migration from AGS to DMS 4.0, the key deadlines, and the latest developments in electronic messaging.


If you transport non-Union goods within Europe, you are certainly familiar with the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS). To comply with the Union Customs Code (UCC), the NCTS customs transit system is undergoing a thorough update and will be replaced by the “Douanevervoer Applicatie” (DVA).

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Anyone who knows Gateway is familiar with the legendary "Gateway Game Evening". But we do a lot more together these days! Last month we had our most sporting event of the year, the Gateway Sports Day! A day full of sports, fun, competition and team building.


Since October 1, 2023, the European Union has taken a significant step in the fight against climate change with the implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). This mechanism marks a critical shift in EU trade policy and is designed to address the CO2 emissions associated with the production of certain imported goods. In this blog, we explain what CBAM is, who it applies to, and what the implications are for customs declarants and importers.

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At Gateway, we place great emphasis on cultural traditions and strengthening ties with our international partners. The Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on 29 September this year according to the lunar calendar, is one such occasion. This prominent Chinese festival brings families and friends together to admire the full moon and indulge in unique delicacies. It symbolises a time of unity and gratitude towards loved ones.


The deadline for the NCTS Phase 5 on 1 December 2023 will not be met by various EU member states, including the Netherlands. As a result, Customs is postponing the release of the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS). The new goal is for all companies to be connected to this customs system by 1 December 2024.

Navigating the complex world of EU excise goods transport? If you've been relying on the Excise Movement Control System (EMCS), prepare for transformative changes. As of 14 July 2023, the Horizontal Excise Directive (EMCS) enters its next phase. If your operations still hinge on older platforms or emergency procedures, this is a golden opportunity to pivot to cutting-edge customs software solutions, such as Gateway, designed for streamlined electronic declarations and efficient excise goods transport.


Exporting goods beyond the EU boundaries? For businesses involved in the export industry or those advocating for EU exporters, it's paramount to stay updated about the pivotal shift from the ECS system to the AES platform, scheduled between 8th May and 30th September 2023.

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As experts in delivering secure, efficient, and reliable global logistic services, Baosen Suntop Europe sought future-proof customs software. Their objective was to automate all operations, from generating customs declarations to fiscal representation and dispatching invoices with all necessary attachments. We were ultimately selected as their partner, and we couldn't be prouder.

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During the past 7 years, one of our reports has been played no less than 700,000,000 times. And that's only with 1 of our customers. This impressive achievement is a reflection of the partnership we have with our customers and a testament to the stability, efficiency, reliability and quality our company has to offer.

On March 21, the DMS 4.1 & IIAA information session took place at our office in Capelle aan den IJssel. Leo Alewijnse and Paul Albers of Dutch Customs gave an extensive explanation of the new working methods and were able to answer all kinds of questions from the audience. Very educational and definitely worth repeating! Thanks, gentlemen!

Do you transport excise goods and do you use EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System)? Are you familiar with the changes and have you already applied for / received the new customs permits? We are ready to offer you a smooth and hassle-free transition to the new EMCS 4.0.

Gateway is a leading customs software developer since 1980. In 2020, we launched GWITC© (Gateway in the Cloud). In 2022, Gateway started cooperation with Microsoft Azure. Many of clients work now on Azure and benefit from its dynamic strengths.

Due to the growth of the Gateway team, it’s necessary for us to move into a larger office. Luckily, we have found a beautiful office very close to our current one. 

On 1 January 2023, the EU commodity codes in the Harmonized System (HS) will be adjusted. This can have large impacts on your import and export customs declarations, and the determination of your VAT tariff for your international products. 

Do you handle e-commerce packages sold from outside the EU? Do you want to be entitled to the exemption of customs duties? Gateway offers an all-in-one solution for your e-commerce customs activities, which can largely simplify, automate, and accelerate your whole e-commerce logistic process.  

Do you deal with a Bonded Warehouse? Do you make use of GPA (Automated Periodic Declaration), DIN/DEN, or any other IIAA (Entry in the Declarant’s Records) permit? Then Gateway has a perfect all-in software solution for managing your bonded warehouse and all IIAA administrations.

A lot is happening in the development of DMS4.0 and the end of the project is near. In order to inform and prepare our customers as well as possible, we have organized an additional information session about DMS4.0. Below is a brief summary of the topics discussed.

Autumn is the time of the Asian festival in honor of the new harvest. The Mid-Autumn Festival! This is a traditional festival with a history dating back 3000 years! It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the “lunar calendar”. 

Apart from the fact that we are experts in the field of Customs Software, our colleagues are also experts in the field of Gaming! And I have to say that occasionally makes you laugh… 

To date, mismatches have regularly taken place between the Declaration for Temporary Storage (ATO) and the further AGS declaration, and many items on the ATO remain untreated. If an AGS declaration is not accepted, the cargo may not leave the terminal and you can imagine what kind of delay this will cause in the logistics process. Let alone the fines that may be handed out.

Today we were able to deliver our DECO application to our customer. Experience the look and feel before they can really get started, because from 1 July the time has come, then e-Commerce shipments can be declared via the new DECO system of Customs.

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