An EAD stands for an Export Accompanying Document, which serves as a proof from a competent customs office that an export is admissible. The EAD is issued after an exporter submits an export declaration form and the exporting goods examined.
The latter must accompany the goods to the last customs office (customs office of exit) at the EU external border. The customs office of exit will then confirm the exit of the goods from the customs territory of the Community. With this confirmation, the export procedure is completed.