IT procedures of the customs administration; registration

The IT procedures ATLAS and AES are used for electronic customs clearance. In order to be able to electronically declare and process your excisable consignments under duty suspension, you must participate in EMCS.

Description

Prerequisites

  • you engage in cross-border trade and/or
  • you transport excisable goods under duty suspension.
  • You can register if you meet the following requirements:
    • Software certified by the GZD must be used for the transmission of subscriber messages.
    • You must have an EORI number (Economic Operators' Registration and Identification Number) and, if applicable, an associated establishment number. The EORI number is issued free of charge upon application by the Generalzolldirektion - Dienstort Dresden - Stammdatenmanagement (GZD - DO Dresden - Master Data Management).
      • If you do not yet have an EORI number, you can use
        • apply for the issue of an EORI number using the EORI number form (form 0870a).
        • Private individuals as well as legally dependent business or organisational units should use the special forms 0870c (private individuals) and 0870b (establishment number).
    • You must be assigned a party identification number (BIN). The BIN replaces the handwritten signature in the electronic message exchange with the customs administration. You apply for the BIN at the GZD - DO Weiden - Participant Management.
      • If you do not yet have a BIN, you can use
        • apply for the issuance of a BIN using the form BIN Application (Form 0872) or the Internet Application BIN (IA-BIN).

Details regarding participation ATLAS can be found in the "Leaflet for Participants in the chapter "Technical Requirements for Participation". For EMCS, the requirements are contained in the "Leaflet for Participation in the IT Procedure EMCS" in chapter "Participation Requirements".

Procedure

To participate in the ATLAS IT procedure, you must register in writing:

  • Download the forms suitable for you via the website of the Directorate General of Customs.
  • For the initial registration: Form 0874 and the corresponding attachment 0874an.
  • At the same time, you must inform the GZD of the necessary network connection details:
    • If a uniform communication channel is used for all message groups: Form 0871
    • If different communication channels are used for the requested message groups:
      • for each FTAM network connection: form 0871a and
      • a form 0871b for each X.400 network connection.
  • Fill in the respective form completely and sign it. Send the completed, signed application together with the required documents by e-mail (PDF document), by post or by fax to the Generalzolldirektion - DO Weiden - Teilnehmermanagement.
  • If required, the coordination and any notification will be made by e-mail. The BIN will be sent by post to the authorised person indicated in the application.

You must register in writing for the EMCS IT procedure:

  • Download the forms that are suitable for you via the website of the Generalzolldirektion. You will need the following forms for the registration:
    • Form 033088 (Registration Participation EMCS).
    • Form 033084 (Network Connection/Preferred Communication Channel EMCS) with the supplementary sheets.
      • Form 033085 (Technical details FTAM (EMCS)) or
      • Form 033086 (Technical data X.400 (EMCS)) and
    • Form 033089 (BIN application EMCS)
  • Complete the form in full and sign it. Send the completed application together with the respective required documents by e-mail (PDF document), by post or by fax to the Generalzolldirektion - DO Weiden - Teilnehmermanagement.
  • If required, the coordination and any notification will be made by e-mail. The BIN will be sent by post.
  • In particular, the application for participation must state:
    • the excise duty numbers issued in connection with the excise duty permits
    • the certified participant software to be used
    • the details concerning access to the customs administration's communication network (FTAM, X.400).
  • If required, the coordination and any notification will be made by e-mail. The BIN shall be sent by post.

Deadlines

The applications should be submitted at least 5 working days before the registered validity start date.

Processing time

The average processing time depends on the type of application. For new applications this is 15, for amendments on average 1 to 3 working days. During conversion phases, a longer processing time must be expected.

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    As a rule, you do not have to submit any documents.

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0870a (EORI-Nummer)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0870b (Niederlassungsnummer)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0870c (Privatpersonen)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0874 (Anmeldung zur Teilnahme ATLAS/AES)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0871 (Netzanbindung)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0871a (Netzanbindung – Gruppenspezifisch)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0871b (Netzanbindung – Gruppenspezifisch)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0872 (BIN-Antrag)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: alternativ: Internetantrag BIN (IA-BIN)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 0873 (BIN-Antrag Aufschub)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 033088 (Anmeldung Teilnahme EMCS)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 033084 (Netzanbindung/Bevorzugter Kommunikationskanal EMCS)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 033085 (Technische Angaben FTAM (EMCS)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 033086 (Technische Angaben X.400 (EMCS)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 033089 (BIN-Antrag EMCS)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formular 033087 (Antrag auf Erfassung/Änderung)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

  • Online-Verfahren „Internet-EMCS-Anwendung“ der Zollverwaltung

    Diese Anwendung ermöglicht es allen Wirtschaftsbeteiligten, die verbrauchsteuerpflichtige Waren unter Steueraussetzung/im steuerrechtlich freien Verkehr versenden oder empfangen, die hierzu vorgeschriebenen elektronischen Meldungen über das Internet abzuwickeln.

  • ATLAS Internet-Versandanmeldung

    Sie können eine Versandanmeldung online erstellen und an die Zollverwaltung übermitteln.

  • Internetausfuhranmeldung Plus (IAA-Plus)

    Mit der Internetausfuhranmeldung Plus steht Ihnen ein Portal zur Verfügung, das den Zugang zum IT-Verfahren ATLAS ermöglicht. Es bietet allen Wirtschaftsbeteiligten die Möglichkeit als Teilnehmer gegenüber dem IT-Verfahren ATLAS-Ausfuhr mit dem Ziel aufzutreten, komfortabel und sicher alle ausfuhrrelevanten Sachverhalte über das Internet abzuwickeln, ohne zusätzliche Software installieren zu müssen oder auf die Dienstleistungen eines IT-Unternehmens angewiesen zu sein.

Fees

  • Registration for ATLAS, AES and EMCS is free of charge.

    Participation requires certain hardware and software equipment, whereby the various providers of certified software offer quite different access options.

Remedy

  • Appeal
  • Detailed information on how to file an appeal can be found in the decision if your application is rejected.
  • Tax court action

Status:29.10.2023

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium der Finanzen

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