The SRS National Customs Board informs that work is underway to develop the new functionalities of the Electronic Customs Data Processing System (EMDAS). The new functionalities will ensure the possibility to submit and process data related to transit, export and import customs procedures in EMDAS and will replace the existing functionalities. The Transit Control System 2 (TCS2), the Automated Export System and the Automated Import System are being developed following the requirements of the Union Customs Code and the common system specifications established by the European Commission.
The Automated Import System is scheduled to be launched in March 2023, while TCS2 and the Automated Export System – in October 2023.
The access of economic operators to the new systems is planned to be provided through the SRS Electronic Declaration System, as is the case now. Basic functionality for users of economic operators will be provided so that economic operators who do not have their own systems would be able to submit data to the customs authorities. A specific programming interface will be developed for the needs of the economic operators who will use their own electronic systems for drawing up transit procedures.
A manual for the programming interface of EMDAS TCS2 has been published on the SRS website at https://www.vid.gov.lv/lv/ka-lietot-emdas. For smooth exchange of electronic data during the transition to the new EMDAS TCS2, economic operators are encouraged to develop or adapt their electronic systems as required by the Union Customs Code and the published manual.
The European Commission is still working on developing the final version of the specifications; therefore, the information provided in the manual will be adjusted accordingly; however, the expected corrections will have no impact on the basic functionality of the program. Publication of the final version of the documentation is intended for the second quarter of 2021.
Contact information: NCTSHelpdesk [at] vid.gov.lv
 Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (Union Customs Code).