To lodge import or export entry clearances using the Customs Online Declarations website or EDI, you need to be registered. Once registered and approved you will be issued with a Customs declarant code and a unique user identifier (UUI), which works like a PIN number. Under the Customs and Excise Act 1996, as the registered user you will be responsible for all entries made under your UUI.
You may only have one declarant code and one UUI. The UUI may be transportable if you move from one business to another.
As a registered user you are required to take all reasonable precautions to keep your UUI confidential. If you consider your UUI number has been compromised, you will need to get in touch with your local Customs office or the National Contact Centre to arrange its cancellation and the issue of a new UUI.
To become a registered user of our online declarations website or EDI:
- complete an Application for registration as a user of a Customs computerised entry processing system form – Regulation Form 9
- take your completed forms to your local Customs office
- provide proof of identity as specified on the application form.
You may also be required to provide evidence of your ability to use the Customs computerised entry processing system – or undertake an assessment of competency with a Customs officer.
If approved, we will let you know in writing and supply you with your Customs declarant code and unique user identifier (UUI), along with conditions for use.
This detail was last updated on
Thursday, 08 March 2012