Following the entry into force of the new EU Dual-Use Regulation 2021/821 last month (see also our recent post), the EU has introduced new document codes that need to be used on EU customs export declarations for exports and transits of dual-use items.
Notably, specific codes now apply depending on the relevant (type of) authorisation/licence. The old code “X002” (which was previously valid for all dual-use authorisations) has been replaced and cannot be used anymore. The new document codes are:
|Type of authorisation||Document code|
|Individual export authorisation|
|Union General Export Authorisation (UGEA)|
|Global export authorisation|
|National General Export Authorisation (NGEA)|
As before, the applicable document code needs to be included in box 44 of the Single Administrative Document (SAD), together with other relevant details. Exporters are advised to review the document codes that apply to their authorisations/licences and implement necessary updates, both internally and externally (e.g. vis-à-vis freight forwarders and logistics providers), as appropriate.