Submission of the data concerning the transit procedure and the data of the TIR Carnets to the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) is mandatory. A person who is lodging the data may choose whether to lodge a transit declaration as a summary declaration, or to lodge either an entry or exit summary declaration in addition to the transit declaration.
The data of a transit declaration or of a TIR Carnet may be used as an entry or exit summary declaration provided that the following conditions are met:
- the goods are brought into or out of the customs territory of the European Union under the transit procedure
- transit data are exchanged by use of information technology via computer network
- submitted information includes the required data specified in Annex 9 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/341
The transit declaration must be lodged by a holder of the transit procedure or holder of the TIR Carnet. Customs clearance of TIR transport on paper will continue in accordance with the requirements of the TIR Convention. Economic operators can lodge transit declarations, including in the role of summary declarations, electronically by use of the web based system NCTS of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, after having applied for the right to use this system with ETCB, or via the information system of an economic operator if there is a machine-to-machine interface between the information systems of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board and of the economic operator.
The transit declaration with security and safety data (i.e. transit declaration in the role of the summary declaration) is presented at the border customs office of entry into and out of the customs territory if the transit procedure is not preceded by an export customs procedure. Security and safety data are not provided for the transit of goods from a terminal and/or warehouse to another EU Member State or an EFTA country (Switzerland, Norway, Island).
Technical specifications of the interface are accessible below in the table.
- Holder of the transit procedure of other countries can lodge data for transit declarations into the Estonian NCTS, using the link "NCTS interface for lodging transit declarations by non-authenticated persons".
- Guidelines for use of NCTS interface for lodging transit declarations by non-authenticated persons (679.19 KB, PDF).
- To lodge TIR declarations shall be used TIR Electronic Pre-Declaration (TIR-EPD) at http://www.tirepd.org.
Technical specifications of the interface
|Functional transit system specification (461.92 KB, PDF)||General introduction||10.11.2015|
|Functional transit system specification (1.49 MB, PDF)||Business process threads for core business||10.11.2015|
|Functional transit system specification (1.06 MB, PDF)||Logical data model / Functional structure of information to be exchanged||04.09.2017|
|Codelists (112.76 KB, PDF)||NCTS codelists: lists of available Technical Code Lists and Business Code Lists||30.03.2017|
|Technical specifications for NCTS (ZIP)||Technical specifications for lodging transit declaratsions and a TIR vouchers electronically. ZIP file contains general description of services, short overview of NCTS specifications and messages in XML and XSD formats. Please also check renewed codelist for this specifications||17.06.2016|
|emta-X-tee-eng (53.6 KB, PDF)||Specification of X-Road Interface of ETCB||24.07.2012|
|NCTSi uuendatud koodiloend (2.13 MB, ZIP)||NCTSi funktsionaalse spetsifikatsiooni uus koodiloend.||03.04.2017|
|Error Messages with Code S (99.11 KB, PDF)||NCTS Operating Rules – Error Messages with Code S||06.04.2021|
|NCTS-fieldlist.csv (12.29 KB)||Seostabel sisestusväljad <-> XML-i tagid.||08.07.2010|
|NCTS-data-schema.xsd (38.28 KB)||Kliendi töölaualt formeeritava XMLi struktuur.||07.01.2010|
|IE15 tagide ja NCTS süsteemi siseste tagide seosetabel (10.72 KB)||Tabel näitab seost IE15 tagide ja NCTS süsteemi siseste tagide vahel.||23.11.2010|
|Code of practice for the company for the performance of tests for the machine-machine interface of the customs information systems (251.86 KB, PDF)||The document describes activities related to testing that a company needs to undertake if it wishes to start submitting documents in the customs information systems of the Estonian Tax and Customs Board using a machine-machine interface||19.12.2018|
|NCTS X-road test scenarios (79.04 KB, PDF)||This document describes the scenarios necessary for testing the NCTS x-road of the Tax and Customs Board information processing system.||27.11.2015|