November 15, 2019
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Carrier

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"Carrier" in the context of entry

"Carrier" means the person who brings the goods, or who assumes responsibility for the carriage of the goods, into the customs territory of the Union.

However:

  • in the case of combined transportation, "carrier" means the person who operates the means of transport which, once brought into the customs territory of the Union, moves by itself as an active means of transport;
  • in the case of maritime or air traffic under a vessel-sharing or contracting arrangement, "carrier" means the person who concludes a contract and issues a bill of lading or air waybill for the actual carriage of the goods into the customs territory of the Union.

"Carrier" in the context of exit

"Carrier" means the person who takes the goods, or who assumes responsibility for the carriage of the goods, out of the customs territory of the Union.

However:

  • in the case of combined transportation, where the active means of transport leaving the customs territory of the Union is only transporting another means of transport which, after the arrival of the active means of transport at its destination, will move by itself as an active means of transport, "carrier" means the person who will operate the means of transport which will move by itself once the means of transport leaving the customs territory of the Union has arrived at its destination;
  • in the case of maritime or air traffic under a vessel-sharing or contracting arrangement, "carrier" means the person who concludes a contract, and issues a bill of lading or air waybill, for the actual carriage of the goods out of the customs territory of the Union.

Source

The definition "carrier" is provided in the Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code, Article 5 (40).