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Export declarations and the National Export System

The National Export System (NES) is a computer-based system which enables export declarations to be made electronically, replacing manual processing. NES has greatly reduced the time needed to process export entries. Because information is stored electronically, the problem of misplaced paper documents no longer applies. NES also gives flexibility to exporters who can make declarations in a manner most suited to their circumstances.

Use of NES is mandatory for exporters. This guide looks at how it works and what you and your agent - if you have one - need to know in order to benefit from it. The guide also examines the requirements for exports under special customs arrangements and highlights the measures available when problems arise.

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