Making an entry or exit summary declaration online Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the European Union, you must submit an entry or exit summary declaration under certain conditions. You can do this, among other things, via the Internet declaration.

You must lodge the entry or exit summary declaration at the first customs office of entry or exit when you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the Union.
As the carrier, you are always responsible for the declaration, but in certain cases you can instruct other persons to make the declaration.


You must lodge the exit summary declaration if you have not lodged a customs declaration or a re-export declaration as a pre-departure declaration. In particular for

  • Re-exportation of non-Union goods from a free zone or temporary storage that have been in the free zone or temporary storage for more than 14 days,
  • re-export of non-Union goods from a free zone or temporary storage where the destination or consignee has changed in relation to the entry summary declaration,
  • re-exportation of non-Union goods from temporary storage following an external transit operation (transit declaration without security data),
  • Transport between 2 places within the European Union by air or sea, if the goods are transhipped in a third country.

As a rule, you must always submit an entry declaration when you bring goods into the customs territory of the Union. An entry summary declaration does not have to be lodged in passenger traffic if you can declare the goods orally or, for example, by passing through the green exit.

Entry or exit summary declarations are usually lodged via ATLAS-EAS (Automated Tariff and Local Customs Clearance System). However, these can also be submitted via the Internet declaration.

As a rule, no documents are to be submitted. However, the entry summary declaration shall regularly refer to the transport document.

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes (for Internet entry or exit applications)

Related Links

  • Internet-Eingangs- oder Ausgangsanmeldung

Preconditions

You must lodge an entry or exit summary declaration when you bring goods into or out of the customs territory of the Union, unless an exception applies.

Related Links

  • Artikel 127 Unionszollkodex
  • Artikel 271 Unionszollkodex

Related Links

  • Informationen zur summarischen Ausgangsanmeldung (ASumA) auf der Internetseite der Zollverwaltung
  • Informationen zur summarischen Eingangsanmeldung (ESumA) auf der Internetseite der Zollverwaltung
  • Informationen zu Ausnahmen hinsichtlich der Pflicht zur Abgabe der summarischen Eingangsanmeldung auf der Internetseite der Zollverwaltung

To carry out your registration online, proceed as follows:

  • Open the Internet entry and exit summary declaration in your Internet browser.
  • Select "ESumA" for the entry summary declaration or "ASumA" for the exit summary declaration.
  • Fill in the form for the letterhead. You can then enter one or more items.
  • All fields with a coloured background or outlined are mandatory fields. You must fill them in. Please note that some fields may only become mandatory fields in the course of filling them in and are therefore not immediately recognisable as such. Also, some fields must be filled out either in the header form or in all position forms.
  • Once you have completed everything, click on "Submit Application". Any errors will be shown to you and will need to be corrected.
  • After you have received the order number as confirmation of the successful transmission of the data of your application, print out your application in duplicate.
  • With the declaration and the order number you identify yourself at the first customs office of entry or exit. The customs office can accept your declaration within 30 days. You can find the customs office responsible in the office search on the Customs Administration website.

Special features for air and sea transport:

  • Special feature for exit summary declaration: For exports by air or sea, you must lodge the exit summary declaration at the customs office of exit in whose district you load the goods onto the cross-border means of transport.
  • Specificity for the entry summary declaration: If an aircraft is to fly to more than one airport in the customs territory of the Union or if a ship is to call at more than one port in the customs territory of the Union without a stop at an airport or port outside the customs territory of the Union, you have to lodge the entry summary declaration for all goods carried at the customs office at the first (air) port in the customs territory of the Union. However, if a stop is made at an airport or port outside the customs territory of the Union, you shall lodge another entry summary declaration at the customs office at the subsequent (air) port for the goods arriving there.

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Federal Ministry of Finance

Last update or date of publication
29.04.2021