Numerous fields in the customs declaration must be filled with codes that are contained in code lists published by the national customs administrations or, in the EU, by the European Commission. Examples of such code lists are:
Mode of transport at the border
Delivery Customizing for SAP GTS contains numerous customs code lists for different countries (menu path: SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Customs Management → Customs Code Lists). Since the European Commission and national customs authorities repeatedly make changes to the code lists, however, occasional manual postprocessing of the delivered data is required. Delivery Customizing is also updated in support packages. By comparing the affected maintenance views with the settings in client 000, the code lists can also be updated to the current status after you implement support packages.
Most of the code lists are included in country-specific procedures in delivery Customizing. In Germany, for example, you primarily use the procedure CUCDE (Customs Processing: Germany), in the United States the procedure CUSUS (Customs Processing: United States), and so on. The procedures are already assigned to the respective legal regulations (menu path: SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Customs Management → Customs Code Lists → Assign Customs Code Lists Procedure to Legal Regulations).
The procedures bundle the categories of code lists (code list objects) required for filing customs declarations. To check or supplement the codes for an object, choose SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Customs Management → Customs Code Lists → Maintain Customs Code Lists for Legal Regulation.
In SAP ECC and SAP S/4HANA, packaging materials that are used for packing in deliveries have to be grouped by assigning a packaging material type according to their physical properties, such as boxes of a certain size or crates of a certain type (Sales: General Plant Data view in the material master). Packaging material types are defined in Customizing for shipping (menu path: Logistics Execution → Shipping → Packing → Define Packaging Material Types).
If you want to copy packaging data from the handling units that are assigned to outbound deliveries to customs declarations in SAP GTS, you have to map the relevant packaging material types of the feeder system to package types of the applicable customs code list (menu path in Customizing for SAP GTS: SAP Global Trade Services, edition for SAP HANA → Customs Management → Customs Code Lists → Assignment of Packaging Material Types from Feeder Systems).