- Please note: When the destination of an EMCS movement for duty-free circulation is changed, the goods may only be diverted to another destination of the same certified consignee or consignor.
Even if you have already sent an EMCS movement to the customs office, you can still change the destination of the goods when you have received the e-AD (message C_EAD_VAL) and the EMCS movement has attained the status of Valid.
You can leave the consignee unchanged or designate a new consignee.
Proceed as follows:
- Open an EMCS movement. Go to the Assistant pane and click the Change destination link.
- This opens the Change of destination window.
- Enter any data for the EMCS movement that changes along with the change of destination.
- Click the Send change of destination button.
- EMCS Filing sends the Change of destination message (C_UPD_DAT). The status of EMCS movement remains Valid.
- Open the EMCS movement: Here you will find the information on the change of destination on the new Change destination sheet.
- If the change of destination is accepted by the customs office, the C_UPD_DAT customs message is sent to you. The EMCS movement retains the status of Valid until you receive the report of receipt for discharge.
- EMCS (UK): You’ll also receive a C_EAD_VAL message that updates the e-AD.
- It is also possible that you receive an error message from the customs office.
Consequences for the consignee
Changing the destination carries the following consequences for the consignee(s) of the EMCS movement:
- If the consignee remains the same, the consignee also receives the message C_UPD_DAT notifying of the change of destination.
- If the consignee changes, the originally designated consignee receives the message C_EAD_NOT notifying that the EMCS movement is no longer being sent. The new consignee receives the e-AD message (C_EAD_VAL) and is now responsible for discharging this EMCS movement.