Use appendix 3 to find codes for data element 2/1 of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) when importing into the UK.
Choose the relevant code for the document from the list below.
Enter the code to be declared followed by the reference identifier for the document name/type to be used as the previous reference.
The procedure code completion notes in Appendix 1: Requested and previous procedure codes for data element DE 1/10 give guidance on the codes expected to be used in specific circumstances for the procedure concerned. However they are not a definitive guide and should be read along with the full list provided below.
|Code to be declared||Document name/type to be used as the previous reference|
|337||Temporary storage declaration|
|355||Entry summary declaration (ENS)|
|704||Master Bill of Lading|
|705||Bill of Lading|
|714||House Bill of Lading|
|720||Rail consignment note|
|730||Road consignment note|
|741||Master Air Waybill|
|750||Despatch note (post parcels)|
|760||Multimodal/combined transport document|
|820||Union/Common Transit Declaration - mixed consignments (T)|
|821||External Union/Common Transit Declaration (T1)|
|822||Internal Union/Common Transit Declaration (T2)|
|823||Control document T5|
|825||Proof of the customs status of Union goods (T2L)|
|CLE||Reference/date of entry in the declarant’s records (EIDR)*|
|IF3||Information sheet (INF3)|
|MNS||Cargo manifest - simplified procedure|
|T2F||Internal Union Transit Declaration - Article 227 of the code|
|T2G||Proof of the sustoms status of Union goods (T2LF)|
|SDE||Simplified declaration** for simplified declaration procedure (SDP)|
|CSE||Customs supervised export|
|MCR||Master unique consignment reference (MUCR)|
|DCR||Declaration unique consignment reference (DUCR)|
|DCS||Declaration unique consignment reference part number (DUCR Part)|
*Code ‘CLE’, included in this list is to be used for entry in declarants records (EIDR, Article 182(1) of EU Regulation No. 952/2013).
The date the goods were released to the customs procedure (the date the EIDR record was created) should be declared as the previous document for this code in the following format: yyyymmdd.
**Code ‘SDE’, included in this list stands for the simplified declaration (formerly referred to as the simplified frontier declaration or SFD) under the simplified declaration procedure (SDP, Article 166 of EU Regulation No. 952/2013).
The MRN of the simplified declaration should be declared as the previous document for this code.