Did you know that AGS is replacing DMS? What does this mean for you? Find out in this article.

Dutch Customs is replacing the AanGifteSysteem (AGS) for the Customs Declaration Management System (DMS). Changes are also being made regarding the customs regulations ‘entry in the declarant’s administration’ (IIAA).

This system change will introduce some modifications for you as a customer. As such, we aim to keep you informed via this page, which will be updated as needed with new information or adjustments.


What is Customs’ schedule for the transition from AGS to DMS?

The current timeline for the implementation of DMS 4.0 and 4.1 for import, storage, and export declarations can be found here. In addition, Customs has recorded a webinar in which they explain the transition.

Will the AGS to DMS transition apply to me?

We are identifying which of our customers are affected by the change to DMS 4.0 and/or 4.1. If this applies to your company, we will let you know in advance. Rest assured, we will provide the necessary information and allocate sufficient time for any required adjustments to ensure a seamless transition.

What does the transition to DMS mean for my business?

The transition to DMS may affect your business processes. For example, different data may need to be supplied to create a declaration in DMS 4.0.

With DMS 4.1, it may be useful to evaluate the way the declaration is made to see what fits best with the new rules.

Do I already need to do anything for the transition to DMS?

You don’t need to do anything at this stage. We plan our customers’ transition ourselves and guide you through the entire process. We will contact you in advance to initiate the transition and let you know what we need from you and what steps will follow.

What will change with DMS 4.0?

There will be some changes to the way we submit declarations for you. In some cases, more information needs to be provided than was required in AGS to complete the declaration in DMS. For example, in some cases in addition to European data, national data will also be requested and in the case of an import declaration, the exporter must also be mentioned. Does something change for your company? If so, we will contact you and ensure a smooth transition. You will not notice much else about this.

What will change with DMS 4.1?

There are a number of changes being implemented that will result in changes in the use of customs regulations. Customs supervision will increase, requiring more information to be transmitted to systems on time. Moreover, some physical inspections will be reintroduced to the logistics process between the entry of goods into the EU and their arrival at customs warehouses. If this applies to your business, we will contact you to guide you through the changes.

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Do you have any questions? Or are you not yet a customer of ours, but need help switching to DMS? Get in touch today, we’re happy to help.

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