E-permit interface project

With the e-permit interface project, permit testing will become automated. It will become integrated into the processing of customs declarations.

The e-dec and NCTS freight portals each send a request via an electronic interface to the IT system of the authorising authority concerned. The IT system of the authorising authority checks the request and sends either an OK or an error message back to the freight system.

For the time being, the following import and export permits will be affected:

  • war material (The project will be completed in the near future).
  • industrial products (dual-use goods) (The project will be completed in the near future).
  • CITES certificates to/from France

In future, you will no longer be required to submit these import and export permits to the customs office.

The interface has been designed so as to allow other authorising authorities to be added at minimal expense.

Project objectives

Our objectives with the e-permit interface project include:

  • Creating added value for us and for our clients
  • Providing a flexible solution that other federal agencies and authorising authorities can also join

Project status

  • The project is in the introduction phase.
  • The pilot operation for SECO authorisations has been completed..
  • For the time being, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) are involved.
  • The project will be completed in 2015.

We will publish further information about the progress of the project on this website in the future.