Have you heard? Last month we took a big step forward with the implementation of the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS 4.1)! It’s implemented everywhere in companies that do customs business. Why is this so cool? Because there’s now a direct link between the Customs Management System (DMS) and EMCS. This development affects your export processes and the management of excise goods. Do you use DMS in connection with the movement of excise goods under suspension of excise duty in EMCS? If so, you need to be aware of the three new message types used by EMCS. Let’s review these changes together and make sure you are up to date!

1. IE829

You will receive this message on your EMCS departure document once the DMS export document created using the ARC number as the prior arrangement has been approved by Customs. This will update the status in the EMCS document to IE829. And the best part? The message is automatically linked to the EMCS departure document. And all the details are right there in the “Export Declaration Info”. How convenient is that?

A record is created for each incoming IE829 message. The first message contains the acceptance date of the export document. The second message is generated when the DMS export document is released.

When you open the message, all information is displayed, including the MRN of the DMS export document.

2. IE836

The second new message type is IE836. This message appears on your EMCS departure document if the DMS export document formatted with the ARC number as the prior arrangement has been withdrawn. Don’t worry, this is not a catastrophe! But it does mean that a new DMS export document must be created in order for your goods to be exported.

3. IE839

IE839 is a message type that you will receive on your EMCS departure document when the DMS export document prepared with the ARC number as a prior arrangement is not accepted. Don’t panic! It’s time to take a look at the messages because they will tell you what went wrong.

Make sure that the line numbering in the DMS export document, indicated by the C651 ARC number, matches that of the EMCS departure document. Also, don’t forget to match the commodity codes. It’s the little things that make the difference. Let’s solve this puzzle and make sure everything runs smoothly again!

The “Unique Reference No.” field contains the line number of the DMS export document to which the error refers. To view the specific error message, you can click on the value in the “Diagnosis Code” field. This allows you to identify exactly what went wrong and take the necessary corrective action.

What can you expect from Customs in 2024?

In 2024, you can expect some important developments from Customs. With the operational deployment of DMS 4.1, the development of audit files will begin. During this phase, the use of GPA will remain available until the audit files are fully operational. Another important change is the introduction of DVA, formerly known as NCTS/Transit messages. This new application brings with it a change in message formats, from the old EDIFACT to XML.

Do you want to stay up to date with all the developments in Customs? Then keep an eye on our DMS page on Boltrics Learn.