You can hire a service provider to clear your imports through customs – or you can keep your money and insource the expertise using Import Filing: ATLAS from AEB. Import Filing: ATLAS walks you through the entire process of declaring your German imports.
Import Filing: ATLAS lets you generate all your import declarations for Germany and transmit them to the ATLAS e-customs system. It makes no difference whether you use the normal procedure or have permission to use the simplified procedure. The software offers many convenient features to accelerate data entry and cut down on the manual effort of creating import declarations. Overviews of your customs declarations and much more deliver a high degree of transparency. The software has an optional link to the electronic customs tariff, which lets you calculate the customs duties you will owe even before you submit your customs declaration.
Import Filing: ATLAS is the first choice even for those with more complex import needs. You have access to the following customs procedures (always assuming the necessary authorizations, of course):
Import Filing: ATLAS transmits your completed import declaration to the ATLAS e-customs system of German customs. Special icons in the overview help you identify messages from the customs authorities: error messages, requests for a customs examination, non-releases, etc. You can have Import Filing: ATLAS notify you directly by email as soon as a message is received from customs. You can easily print out and review documents such as the assessment of duties and taxes, the findings of the customs authorities, or the customs declaration data. It’s the most convenient and reliable way to communicate with German customs.
Many businesses bring in outside help to clear their imports through customs. They pay a pretty penny for this service – money that, in many cases, they could save. Because processing imports through customs does not require sorcery, especially when you have the help of sophisticated software that supports all standard import and transit procedures.
There’s no faster, easier way: Need to transmit a customs declaration for an import? Or report the discharge of a transit procedure? Then use Import Filing from AEB to simply send an e-customs message to the relevant customs authorities. It all goes through our certified data center. The customs office’s national system will immediately reply with the status of your declaration. So you’ll always be in the loop and confident that your imports will not lie idle for no reason.
Import Filing from AEB is a flexible system which lets you control electronic import declarations for one country – or for currently up to five countries. You can use Import Filing to transmit your data seamlessly to the customs authorities in, for example, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and the UK. And we are always working on connecting further countries. This centralized application can also be extended for processing through customs service providers.
Waiting for an official customs assessment before you can calculate your import duties is a thing of the past: Import Filing from AEB does the work for you. All the key figures are just a click away, so you can use them early on for calculations, liquidity planning, and more.
Import Filing is designed as a cloud service and runs in AEB’s data center in Stuttgart, Germany. How does that help you? You benefit by having us implement all changes to customs laws in the cloud, for example. Another benefit: our regular updates, which keep Import Filing abreast of the latest developments in software engineering. And a constant connection with the utmost failsafe protections.
Managing your imports in-house only makes sense if it minimizes manual processes such as data entry. That’s why Import Filing includes a template functionality that lets you efficiently manage large numbers of recurring transactions. After the declaration data has been applied automatically from your host system, your employees will only have to add additional data in exceptions. Then, the declaration is transferred automatically to the customs authorities – after its plausibility has been validated.
You must register with the German customs authorities before you can start using Import Filing: ATLAS. Typically, no extended waiting period is necessary. We’re happy to support you here.
If you want help configuring interfaces to your system environment or training your employees, plan accordingly.
Import Filing: ATLAS is automatically updated to reflect changes in customs laws as soon as they come into force. No further action is required on your part.