AGS 2 – Import – Status Update:

The testing of the new Customs System AGS, as a replacement for Sagitta Import, is a slow process until now with lots of unexpected issues.

In general sending standard import declarations to Customs will be handled correctly by the test system. However more complex declarations or sending additional information has to be tested in much greater detail.

In a meeting with the The Dutch Customs, the Fenex (Netherlands Association of Forwarding & Logistics Companies), the EVO (Association of Transport & Logistics Companies) and ADS (Alliance of Software companies developing Customs applications), The Dutch Customs confirmed that the starting date of October 6  2013 will not be delayed.

Only the number of companies participating in the start-up phase (pre-phase) will be limited to 10 companies.

More information can be found in the Dutch part of the Softpak website.

http://www.softpak.nl/nl/cds-nl/ags-import-status-update/