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Gateway Knowledge Session: DMS4.0

What should we all take into account when moving from AGS to DMS4.0 and what are the most important changes?

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. 

Steven 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

  • DMS applies stricter data validation.
  • DMS no longer uses boxes; instead, it now uses data segments.
  • The EU-A no longer exists in DMS4.0. For declarations from or to EVA countries, an IM-A or EX-A document will have to be made.
  • Customs no longer make corrections but send correction requests to declarants.
  • Preliminary declarations in DMS can be initially submitted with certain unfilled values, which can be completed later.
  • Various code lists have been modified, such as the transaction type, which now has 2 digits instead of 1.
  • There is a new declaration status: non-released declarations now have the separate status of "not released."

Changes in DMS 4.0 at the declaration level

  • Customs location code

The customs location code reference table has been expanded with new fields, including country code, location type, and location ID type.

  • Exporter

For DMS Imports, specifying the exporter is now mandatory.

  • Special arrangements

The correct code for the requested arrangement, along with the corresponding permit number, must be indicated in the "permit" data class.

  • Consignee (formerly Box 8)

The consignee is no longer relevant in DMS for imports. Instead, the importer is mentioned.

  • Representation status

There is a slight change in how the representation status is indicated in DMS.

  • Means of transport at the border and national means of transport

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.

  • Incoterms

The location mentioned in the Incoterms must now include the country code as well.

  • AEO party

There is a new data field where additional parties in the supply chain can be specified.

  • Declaration point

DMS now uses code list 141.

  • Additional information (formerly Box 44)

In DMS, additional information can be provided at both the overall declaration level and the specific item level (under DV1).

  • Invoice number

If the transaction value is used to determine the customs value, the invoice number must be provided as a document.

  • Country of origin

In addition to "country of origin," DMS also includes a new field for "preferential country of origin."

  • Customs value calculation

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.

  • Additional arrangements (formerly Box 37(2))

For requested and previous arrangements, there may now be multiple additional arrangements possible.

  • Filling in certain codes at the declaration level

Certain codes can now be filled in at both the header (declaration) level and the item level.

  • National codes changed

All existing national codes have been converted from 9XXXX to NXXXX.

  • Documents

It is now required to state permits from Annex A, such as the permit for deferred payment (DPO), as documents.

  • Trade with fiscal territories

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

Interested in our entire presentation on DMS 4.0? Download now the presentation of our DMS 4.0 Knowledge Session

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