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APPENDIX D

EXTRACT OF STANAG 2176 (EDITION 2), PROCEDURES
FOR MILITARY ROAD MOVEMENT ACROSS NATIONAL FRONTIERS

Annex: A. Example of a Customs Declaration for Crossing a Frontier in Wartime, in a Period of Tension and during Military Exercises

AIM

1. The aim of this Agreement is to standardize the regulations, procedures and forms for military road movements and transport, by including commercial vehicles carrying military cargoes and personnel, across frontiers between the NATO nations.

GENERAL

3. This STANAG is divided into four parts:
 
  Part I   : General Regulations
 
  Part II   : Regulations for Passports and Identity Documents

 

  Part III   : Road Movements Bids and Processing of Military Road
        Movements and Transport Across Frontiers
 
  Part IV   : Customs Regulations

PART I : GENERAL REGULATIONS

4. a. In accordance with SOFA, these regulations govern the procedures, as well as the format and the contents of the documents required for the movement and transport across frontiers of military personnel and cargoes in peacetime, times of tension, and in wartime.
 
  b. The territorial rights of the responsible civilian and military authorities in planning and controlling military road movements and transport within their respective areas of responsibility will not be affected.
 
  c. Members of a force shall normally wear a uniform. Subject to any arrangement to the contrary between the authorities of the sending and receiving states, the wearing of civilian dress shall be on the same conditions as for the members of the forces of the receiving state. Regularly constituted units or formations of a force shall be in uniform when crossing a frontier.
 
  d. Members of a force may possess and carry arms on condition that they are authorized to do so by their standing orders. The authorities of the sending state shall give sympathetic consideration to requests from the receiving state concerning this matter.

 

PART II : REGULATIONS FOR PASSPORTS AND IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

5. In peacetime, in times of tension, and in wartime, when practicable, members of the armed forces, civilian components and their dependents, and locally employed personnel, when crossing frontiers, will carry the following identity and other documents and will present them on demand:
 
  a. Military Personnel:
 
    (1) Military Identity Card with photograph.
 
    (2) NATO Travel Order (STANAG 2026).
 
  b. Civilian Personnel:
 
    Members of a civilian component and dependents shall be so described in their passports.
 
  c. Drivers of motor vehicles on military missions:
 
    (1) Personal documents as required in 5.a. or 5.b. above.
 
    (2) Valid Driving License.
 
    (3) Motor Vehicle Documents.
 
    (4) Drivers' authority for journey.
    NOTE: The documents in paragraphs 5.c.(3) and 5.c.(4) above may be combined in one paper.

PART III : ROAD MOVEMENT BIDS FOR AND PROCESSING OF MILITARY ROAD MOVEMENTS AND TRANSPORT ACROSS FRONTIERS

6.   General. The provisions, procedures, and forms for submitting Road Movement Bids and for processing military road movements and transport across frontiers are basically the same in peacetime, times of tension, and in wartime. The procedures established for submitting Road Movement Bids and processing initial road movements will not be affected by this STANAG.
7.   Road Movement Bids for Road Movements and Transport Across Frontiers
  a.   In the following cases, the user will submit to the responsible military movement agency a Road Movement Bid in accordance with STANAG 2155:
    (1)   For all columns of 20 vehicles or more.
 
    (2)   For movements on controlled routes.
 
    (3)   For outsize and heavy vehicles (see STANAG 2154).
 
    (4)   For vehicles transporting dangerous cargo (for definition see AAP-6).
 
  b. The Road Movement Bid will mention the crossing point requested.
 
  c. In peacetime, the Road Movement Bid should be submitted to the responsible military movement agencies of each nation concerned two weeks before the start of the movement. For Priority ONE cargo, during times of tension, and in wartime it should be submitted if possible 24 hours before the start of the movement. The deadline for submitting Road Movement Bids for urgent road movements and transport may be further reduced.
 
    Furthermore, in the case of exercises which are planned a long time in advance, it is advisable to inform the responsible military movement agencies at an early date of the planned frontier crossing of formations.
 
  d. The Road Movement Bid may be transmitted by teletype message.
 
    In urgent cases, Road Movement Bids may be submitted by telephone or in person.
 
  e. For road movements, e.g. supply transports which will be repeated for several days in the same way on predetermined roads, one Road Movement Bid may be presented.
 
8. Measures of the Military Movement Agencies
 
  a. The responsible military movement agency will process the road movement up to the crossing points.
 
  b. It will then submit the Road Movement Bid to the responsible military movement agency of the receiving country and name the requested crossing points.
 
  c. The military movement agency of the receiving country will process the Road Movement Bid from the frontier on, and will forward the Movement Credit Granted to the movement agency of the country of origin in accordance with STANAG 2155.
 
  d In the case of movement in more than two countries, the above procedure will be repeated for each country
 
  e. Having received the movement credit(s) granted from the nation(s) concerned, the movement agency of the country of origin will forward the Movement Credit(s) Granted (STANAG 2155) to the user
 
  f The Road Movement Bid and the Movement Credit Granted may be transmitted in writing, by teletype message (STANAG 2155) or, in urgent cases, even by telephone or in person.
 
  g For movements, e.g. supply transports which will be repeated for several days in the same way, one Movement Credit may be granted.
 
  h In exceptional cases, the responsible military movement agency may grant to the user a limited Movement Credit up to the frontier. After the crossing, the responsible military movement agency of the adjoining country will extend this limited Movement Credit and issue it directly to the user with copies for information to all military movement agencies concerned.

PART IV : CUSTOMS REGULATIONS

9. In Peacetime. A force may import free of duty, the equipment for the force and reasonable quantities of provisions, supplies, and other goods for the exclusive use of the force and, in cases where such use is permitted by the receiving state, its civilian component. This duty-free importation shall be subject to the deposit, at the customs office for the nation of entry, of a customs declaration (Form 302) distributed as outlined on the back of the form, signed by a person authorized by the sending state for that purpose. The license numbers of the official vehicles will be listed on a separate page which, marked with an official seal, will be attached to the customs declaration.
 
10. In Wartime Periods of Tension and during Military Exercises. Special arrangement for crossing frontiers shall be granted by the Customs authorities to regularly constituted units or formations, provided that the customs authorities concerned have been duly notified in advance. The customs formalities will be simplified by using the following procedure:
 
  a. Road Movements and Road Transport Across Frontiers With a Movement Credit
 
    The responsible military movement agency of the country of origin will report to the appropriate customs authorities, the requested crossing point, and the time scheduled for the crossing.
 
    All persons and vehicles moving on this Movement Credit may cross the frontier without any additional formalities.
 
  b. Road Movements and Road Transport Across Frontiers Without a Movement Credit
    The responsible unit commander will present to the customs agency at the crossing point a written certificate - Annex A - , in addition to his military identity card and the NATO Travel Order.
 
    The measures referred to on the certificate are to be carried out in accordance with national military regulations.

Implementation of the Agreement

11. This STANAG will be considered to have been implemented when the necessary orders/instructions have been issued directing the forces concerned to put the procedures/provisions contained in this STANAG into effect.

 

 

 



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