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Glossary

NCTS

The New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) is a sophisticated electronic platform designed to streamline and facilitate the movement of goods under customs control across international borders.

It serves as a centralised system for processing transit declarations and managing the transit movement of goods from one customs office to another. NCTS is utilised by the United Kingdom, all member states of the European Union (EU), as well as the signatories of the Common Transit Convention (CTC).

NCTS operates by allowing businesses to electronically submit transit declarations, providing essential information about the goods being transported and the intended transit route. Once submitted, the system processes these declarations, facilitating customs control procedures and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

It aims to streamline and digitise transit procedures, allowing for the electronic submission and processing of transit declarations, as well as providing real-time monitoring and tracking of goods in transit.

One of the key features of NCTS is its ability to monitor and track the movement of goods in real time. This enables customs authorities to closely monitor the transit process, verify the legitimacy of shipments, and take necessary actions in case of any discrepancies or irregularities.

By digitising and automating transit procedures, NCTS helps expedite cross-border trade, reduces administrative burdens for businesses, and enhances customs control and security measures.

Hence, NCTS plays a crucial role in facilitating international trade and ensuring the smooth flow of goods between countries while maintaining compliance with customs regulations and standards.

Learn more about NCTS here.

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