Using the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) to move goods


The New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) is a system of electronic declaration and processing that enables traders to submit Union Transit (UT) declarations electronically.

Unless approved by the customs authorities to do otherwise, all transit declarations must be submitted electronically via the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS). The NCTS will process the declaration and control the transit movement. It is used by all member states of the European Union and the EFTA countries.

Paper declarations are only allowed when transit declarations cannot be made on the NCTS system or for travellers with goods in excess of their duty-free allowance.

This guide explains what the NCTS is and how to register and enrol for NCTS online service.