On May 11, we organized another knowledge session, this time focusing on DMS 4.0.
After a brief introduction, our CEO, Steven Veelders, delivered a presentation on why AGS is not sufficient for the EUCDM (European Customs Data Model) and how DMS 4.0 has been implemented. He also outlined the transition plan to DMS 4.0 and explained how we support our clients in smoothly transitioning to the new system. An important note mentioned was that the new DMS 4.0 only replaces the AGS Import and Export system and will not affect the current Transit and EMCS systems.
Following that, our consultant, Edwin Muller, walked through all the changes, covering everything from general terms to the smallest details regarding code modifications, procedures, and data requirements. Everything was addressed comprehensively. Finally, there was an interactive Q&A session where we addressed many practical questions.
For those who couldn't attend the DMS 4.0 session, we have summarized the key takeaways from that day.
General changes in DMS 4.0 compared to the old AGS:
Changes in DMS 4.0 at the declaration level:
The customs location code reference table has been expanded with new fields, including country code, location type, and location ID type.
For DMS Imports, specifying the exporter is now mandatory.
The correct code for the requested arrangement, along with the corresponding permit number, must be indicated in the "permit" data class.
The consignee is no longer relevant in DMS for imports. Instead, the importer is mentioned.
There is a slight change in how the representation status is indicated in DMS.
A new field, "identity type," has been added to the means of transport. For example, 11 for the name of the vessel, 30 for the license plate of the road vehicle, 40 for the IATA flight number.
The location mentioned in the Incoterms must now include the country code as well.
There is a new data field where additional parties in the supply chain can be specified.
DMS now uses code list 141.
In DMS, additional information can be provided at both the overall declaration level and the specific item level (under DV1).
If the transaction value is used to determine the customs value, the invoice number must be provided as a document.
In addition to "country of origin," DMS also includes a new field for "preferential country of origin."
There is a new code list (791) that lists the addition and deduction items. All codes starting with A are added to the specified value, while those starting with B are subtracted.
For requested and previous arrangements, there may now be multiple additional arrangements possible.
Certain codes can now be filled in at both the header (declaration) level and the item level.
All existing national codes have been converted from 9XXXX to NXXXX.
It is now required to state permits from Annex A, such as the permit for deferred payment (DPO), as documents.
In trade with fiscal territories within the Union, in addition to the "CO" declaration type code, the following codes must also be specified in the "additional arrangement" field:
Code "F15": for imports from fiscal territories
Code "F75": for exports to fiscal territories