Export Accompanying Document

An Export Accompanying Document is drawn up when the export is declared in the electronic export procedure (ATLAS Export).

Use our AES Automated Export Declaration Service

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).

The Movement Reference Number (MRN) InfobuttonThe MRN is the customs registration number that enables customs officials to identify and handle your export process in ATLAS should be entered on the air waybill.

For companies who export small or moderate quantities of goods, the following options are available:


  • Since January 2011 we offer the new Automated Export Declaration Service (AES) to our customers. AES provides the opportunity to arrange the
    declaration of international Time Definite export shipments in ATLAS through DHL Express professionals. For more information please contact our AES Service Desk via telephone +49 (0) 203-348 599 45 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., except for holidays)
  • Appointment of a service provider / software provider (MHP V-LOG)
  • A list of ATLAS service providers is available here.
  • Use of the German Customs Administration's free online customs declaration system (more information)

Different regulations apply to private individuals. More information is available here.

Do you have further questions? We are here to help you!
AES Service Desk, +49 (0)203-348 599 45, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (except for holidays)

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Selection of Customs office of exit

Note: Unfortunately the files are only available in German.