Entry Certificate

The processes will be available from June 2014 on – the implementation is planned for the documentation of May 2014. Until then, this page will only serve as information for customers and suppliers of ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

In order to supply goods tax-free from Germany to another EU Member State, it must be proofed that these supplies have physically arrived in the EU Member State.

So far, this proof was provided regardless of the delivery conditions. Legislators now restricted these regulations by defining new legal requirements regarding the evidence of entry certificate on intra-Community supplies.

The amendment stipulates that specific forms of delivery transactions must have a certain kind of “entry certificate”.

The scheduled start of implementing the entry certificate as evidence of supplies between Germany and the EU Member States is January 1, 2014.

Entry Certificate

The certificate must include the following information (as a monthly collective confirmation):

  • Recipient`s name and address (customer)
  • Quantity and commercial name of products
  • Identification (Transport-No., delivery note)
  • Transportation or shipment
    • Transportation or shipment by the supplying company (supplier) or shipment by the receiver (customer): Place and month of receipt of the goods in the member state.
    • Shipment by the receiver (customer): Place and month of the end of the transport in the member state
  • Date of issuance of the certificate