The common transit procedure (CTP) is a simple and cost-effective way of transporting uncleared goods through several countries. It is currently used for all modes of transport in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, EU countries, Turkey, North Macedonia, Serbia and in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The common transit procedure (CTP) regulations and processes are set out in Directive R-14-01 (available in French, German and Italian).
In the transit procedure, the customs status of the goods in the EU customs territory is indicated. T2 goods are those in free circulation within the EU (also called Union goods), while T1 goods are uncleared.
In order to guarantee the taxes and duties in the transit procedure, you must provide security. You will find the application form below under "Forms". For more information on securing taxes and duties, see Directive R-14-01, section 6 (security).
How the common transit procedure works
The standard transit procedure is carried out exclusively electronically using the NCTS (New Computerised Transit System) IT system. Further information on the NCTS IT system can be found at NCTS.
After the transit data has been entered into the NCTS IT system by the beneficiary of the procedure (transit declarant) or his or her representative, the transit procedure is opened and the MRN transit accompanying document printed. This document must be presented at the border crossing to record the border entry or exit of the goods and at the customs office of destination to complete the procedure.