For several years customs representation in Belgium was only possible under the indirect representation method. As this was not in line with the new Union Customs Code (UCC), which entered into force in 2016, the direct representation was introduced in 2017.
This should allow for faster customs declarations. Elite’s role as direct representative is providing professional services related to the execution of customs procedures and ensuring correct customs declarations, while the shippers remains responsible for meeting its legal customs obligations. New authorization documents need to be signed.