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BE-GATE is an initiative developed by the General Administration of Customs and Excises in order to provide efficient solutions for the development of e-commerce. Economic operators who are active, or who would like to be active, in the field of e-commerce can use BE-GATE for the import and export of goods. 
  • Import via BE-GATE

    BE-GATE allows you, in the context of e-commerce, to submit a very large number of arrival notifications in a single computer transaction by means of a file approved by the Customs authorities. This may only be used for shipments of € 150 and above and an additional declaration will need to be submitted in PLDA. The result of the selection (parcels to be presented to Customs) is sent back by the system to the person submitting the declaration and contains the result of the selection, line by line. 
  • Export via BE-GATE

    BE-GATE can also be used for exporting consignments whose value does not exceed 1,000 Euro and who weight less than 1,000 kg; an additional declaration in PLDA is required in other cases.
  • Advantages of BE-GATE

    • Secure connection.
    • Specially adapted to the management of large quantities of data.
    • Fast processing for simplified declaration of release for consumption.
    • Fast, computerised communication of parcels selected for inspection.
    • Immediate release of all parcels not selected for inspection.
    • Concrete proposal for determining the value within reasonable means.
    • Production cost: 0 Euro.
  • Target group of BE-GATE

    Economic operators active in e-commerce.
  • Basic requirements for BE-GATE

    • To be established in Belgium
    • To have the status of a Customs forwarding agent
    • To have a temporary storage facility or an approved place of unloading with a Customs warehouse
    • To have a simplified declaration authorisation
    • To have a blanket guarantee
  • Period of time of BE-GATE

    BE-GATE certification, initially linked to the transitional period during which the terms of the UCC TDA (Transitional Delegated Act) apply, is intended to adapt subsequently to changes in the regulations.
  • Points to take into account with BE-GATE

    The following goods are excluded from using BE-GATE certification:
    • Products subject to excise duty and excise goods
    • Goods subject to licence.
    • Goods subject to restrictions and control measures.
    BE-GATE can be used for the following Customs procedures: release for free circulation, Customs warehousing and permanent export.
  • Product sheet of BE-GATE (in French)