Automated Export System AES P1

Introduction (AES P1)

The Automated Export System (AES P1) is the evolution of the existing Export Control System - Phase 2 (ECSP2), which implements the operational requirements of the Union Customs Code for export and exit formalities by including simplified procedures and centralised export customs.

In addition, the Automated Export System (AES P1) covers the development of harmonised interfaces with the Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) and the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS).

The Automated Export System (AES P1) electronically manages export and exit formalities for goods leaving the customs territory of the Union, using an export or re-export declaration, summary declaration, exit or re-export notification and effectively allows full automation of export procedures and exit formalities


What is AES P1?

EU legislation (Reg. EU 2013/952, Reg. EU 2015/2447 Reg. EU 2015/2446 - Annex B) introduced many changes to customs formalities and data requirements (formats and codes) to be used in them in full alignment with the EU customs data model. (EUCDM)

EUCDM: Customs declaration processing model for trans-European customs systems (NCTS, AES, ICS, EOS,) and for national customs declaration processing systems.

The EU customs data model (EUCDM) defines the data that economic operators should provide when submitting declarations or notifications. The mapping of the data requirements is done according to the data model of the POT.

Exchanges of information between customs authorities and between economic operators and customs authorities should be made using electronic data processing techniques.

The Commission's Work Programme (UCC WP) determines the development of the Automated Export System (AES P1) to implement the UCC requirements applicable to export and exit. The project for AES includes two parts:

  • Component 1: Trans-European AES, concerns the further development of the existing export system (ECS-P2) for the full implementation of EU legislation and includes parts developed centrally and nationally.
  • Component 2: Upgrading of national export systems, aims to upgrade the national systems used to complete certain formalities that do not affect the common AES sector.

What changes with AES P1?

A. New functionalities:

  • Central Customs in CCE export.
  • AES – EMCS : Export of goods subject to excise duty.
  • AES – NCTS : Export followed by transit.
  • Lodging a declaration before the goods are presented.
  • Simplified and supplementary declaration.
  • Cancellation of the exit summary declaration.
  • Re-Export Notification.

B. AES updated functions & procedures:

  • Amendment of the export declaration
  • Cancellation of the export declaration
  • Investigation procedure
  • Arrival at ΙΕ 507 exit
  • Rejection messages IE 556 & IE 557
  • Cross booking
  • Exit results (IE518)

Who does it concern?

  • National customs administrations using AES to complete export and exit formalities.
  • Economic operators using AES in the context of their activities related to exports and exits.


How to prepare for AES P1;


Auxiliary material:

  1. AES presentation
  2. AES guide 
  3. AES scenarios
  4. AES messages

Legal Basis

Useful links

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