Unifeeder customs procedures

Unifeeder is “Authorised Economic Operator”


Unifeeder has been proven as a reliable, safe and secure business partner by achieving status as Authorised Economic Operator by the EU customs administration. The AEO certificate covers "Customs Simplifications" and "Security and Safety" and is valid for Unifeeder A/S in Denmark and for all EU Unifeeder branch offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland and Poland.

As Unifeeder customer your main benefits are:


Safe and Secure transportation
High performance on customs procedures
Access to simplified customs procedures
Less customs controls and red carpet treatment in many countries
Good relations with customs and government authorities
Possibility of using AEO traders throughout the end-to-end supply chain
Mutual recognition of AEO programmes with Norway, Switzerland, Japan and USA resulting in faster movements across borders

Deadlines to submit complete details in shipment orders


In general, deadlines will be during a previous normal working day (within normal working hours) before the planned shipment date. Country specific deadlines exist for the submission of complete details but must always be provided prior to the loading of the goods and subsequent prior to arrival and discharge of the ship. Please contact your local office for documentation deadlines and special customs procedures.

Required cargo details in shipment orders


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National customs requirements


In some countries, specific data elements are required in addition to, or as a substitute for, standard shipment details. Please contact your local office for local requriments or special customs procedures

EU customs procedures to ensure safety and security


In 2011 the EU customs authorities implemented new procedures (regulation 1875/2006) for safety and risk assessments on the import and export of goods between EU and non-EU countries in order to increase safety and security . These regulations required a new set of guidelines on cargo details and deadlines for the submission of this information to customs authorities.

Entry Summary Declarations (ENS)

When bringing goods into the EU from any third countries Unifeeder will lodge the ENS at the first EU port called at the latest 2 hours before arrival.

Exit Summary Declarations (EXS)

When bringing goods out of the EU area for discharging at third countries Unifeeder must ensure EXS is done when no export customs declaration exists. EXS may be required for goods that stay for more than 14 days in transit on a terminal, when BL data changes during transit or by loading empty containers.

Customs links to EU websites


Authorised Economic Operator AEO information Portal

Acceptable goods descriptions

EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification System) Guidelines

European Customs Information Portal

National customs