With effect from 01.07.2009, the written export procedure using the Single Administrative Document was fully replaced by the electronic export procedure based on ATLAS, the German customs administration system.
All shipments worth EUR 1 or more which are declared with ATLAS are automatically presented to German Customs by DHL Express. Please note that a declaration via ATLAS is also required, if the value of goods being sent to one recipient or to a destination country in one day amounts to more than EUR 1.000.
Please ensure that all shipments declared with ATLAS are handed over with the appropriate Export Accompanying Document (EAD), which must be printed out when the item is declared with ATLAS, and other required documents (e.g. a Commercial Invoice).