The EKÁER system in practice

By: trademagazin Date: 2015. 05. 15. 07:16

As of 1 March the Electronic Freight Goods Tracking System (EKÁER) has been operational. In the last days of February the legislators reworked the regulation, making changes based on the suggestions of market players. On the one hand, the new and improved version makes it more difficult to avoid using the system. On the other hand, the EKÁER rules on trading with so-called high-risk goods was simplified and new activities were added to the set of those exempt from having to use the system. Administration also became simpler, for instance as of 1 April in domestic transportation it is the buyer who asks for an EKÁER number – if he acts as the organiser of the transport. Although the new version of the regulation is simpler than the previous one, it still puts extra administrative burden on businesses. The biggest one is the application process for getting an EKÁER number. Lots of data are necessary for this and companies with many business transactions have to recruit new employees to do it or they need to install an automatic system. What’s good about the latter is that it only requires a one-time investment and the system will always work well, no matter if the number of EKÁER number applications grows to 100 or 1,000 transactions in a given period. PwC developed a fully automatic real-time application, which is capable of applying for and archiving several hundred EKÁER numbers for its user.

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