Transit procedures

In this section, you will find an overview of all transit procedures: national transit procedure (NTP), common transit (CT) and TIR Carnet.

Common transit procedure (CTP)

The common transit procedure (CTP) is a simple and cost-effective way of transporting duty unpaid goods through several countries.

National transit procedure (NTP)

If your goods are transported between two inland customs offices, from a border customs office to an inland customs office or from an inland customs office to an airport customs office, the national transit procedure (NTP) is used. For example, a shipment of goods that comes from Germany but is to be transported from Zurich airport to Dubai.

TIR Carnet

The TIR transit procedure allows you to transport duty unpaid goods through several countries. It is used for those countries that are not part of the CTP.


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