Guide

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

Using the XML channel to access the NCTS

You can use XML to integrate your business systems with the NCTS.

Using the XML route to NCTS involves sending and receiving EDIFACT messages ‘wrapped’ with an XML envelope. The NCTS XML channel gives an additional communication route for NCTS which may be useful if you’re running a large business.

The benefits of using the XML channel are:

  • it speeds up delivery of NCTS messages to HMRC
  • it’s fully automated
  • data is more secure