Starting in 2022, the Dutch customs administration will replace the old AGS customs system with the new DMS system. The transition consists of two phases: DMS 4.0 and DMS 4.1.
- What will change with the switch from AGS to DMS?
- Release and Deployment Timelines
- Migration steps to undertake by customers
- Support Opportunities
- Which steps should you be taking to stay well updated?
What will change with the switch from AGS to DMS?
With the switch from AGS to DMS there will be changes in the declaration data which must be submitted to customs. Some of the biggest changes concerning both export and import declarations are for instance several new document types, additional information on delivery terms, payment methods and a change in declaration and procedure types in accordance with UCC regulations. In DMS there will also be some new fields required such as an EXS checkbox and a field for the presentation time. On item level there will be new fields for commodity codes and transport equipment information.
Due to those new fields which need to be filled in the declaration, a few API changes need to be implemented. This concerns the new information on delivery terms and country as well as the new document types.
For further information currently available regarding the migration, please see the Dutch Customs DMS website.
Release and Deployment Timelines
The DMS 4.0 test environment for AEB Customs Management solutions is available as of March 28, 2022. The test environment was installed with the AEB service pack March 2022.
Dutch Customs will migrate customs filers to DMS 4.0 starting from mid-September through the end of October 2022.
(The transition period for DMS 4.1 is currently planned for August 2022 through June 2023.)
The transition will mainly consist of the following steps, which you can carry out independently using the migration guide provided below by AEB:
- Make the necessary changes in the API (if applicable for your solution)
- Check and adapt your templates.
Migration steps to undertake by customers
Preparing and Testing:
We have put together a DMS migration guide that details the changes and steps required for you to test.
We kindly request that you take the following points into consideration:
- The DMS test environment may be subject to changes made by Dutch Customs in the coming weeks. We will update the AEB test system with any changes made and inform you of these accordingly.
- Please notify AEB at least 24 hours in advance of any changes you make to the DMS test environment. This can be done by sending a list of changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Migration of customs filers to DMS 4.0
- Please inform us of your desired migration timeline during this period (starting from mid-July through the end of October 2022) and we will plan this together with you and Dutch Customs.
This can be done by submitting your preferred migration timing to email@example.com.
Would you like additional support to assist with the migration? Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibilities and review the best way to provide you with assistance.
You can choose between a training (about templates and template selectors with a short introduction of what will change with the system switch), stand-by or a small migration project with AEB.
Which steps should you be taking to stay well updated?
- We kindly request that you check the contact persons that should be part of further communication regarding the migration. Please provide us the list of contacts to be addressed by simply replying to email@example.com. This will ensure that we reach all involved stakeholders as needed throughout the migration period.
- Please follow this Help Center article to receive an automatic email as soon as further information becomes available. A one-time registration is required for this.