Right at the beginning, they were able to offer the complete range of services that a customs agency usually provides, thanks to cooperation with the Polish parent company and their numerous offices at the border between Germany and Poland. A department dedicated as a transport agency was simultaneously established and gradually enlarged over the years: first specialised in transport between Poland and Germany, the relations were extended to the whole of Europe and, along with the EU enlargement, they were more oriented eastwards.
Since 1999, the company JAS-FBG GmbH has been active as a a fiscal representant for European companies, that obtain goods from third countries. This means, for our customers, that their goods are free of import sales tax in Germany as well as simplified formalities.
The entry of Poland into the European Union in Mai 2004 led to a change of the customs activities of the company:
The borders for customs declarations moved further eastwards, so that it was possible to issue transit documents also at the Ukrainian und Russian borders. For deliveries from the Commonwealth of Independant States, final customs clearances still could be performed at the border between Germany and Poland.
The German customs administration’s internal IT process ATLAS (Automated Tarif und Local Clearing System) was intoduced at JAS-FBG GmbH. Customs clearances and processes were then performed automatically, simplified and accelerated. It is now possible to issue customs documents in all German Customs offices, as well as in all free harbours and airports from the headquarter at Neuss.
Besides, a further task field developed at that time, which we have included into our range of services: preparing declarations for Intrastat as well as establishing comprehensive report for intra-communitiy deliveries.