What has been updated in the latest ICS2 release?

14 March, 2023

E-Commerce Customs

On 1st March 2023, additional regulation changes were implemented to the European Import Control System 2 (ICS2). 

We have compiled all current and upcoming ICS2 release information on a dedicated page which you can view here

What is ICS2?  

ICS2 is a large-scale EU information system enabling customs authorities to carry out targeted risk assessments based on pre-declaration data (Entry Summary Declaration – ENS) prior to the arrival of goods in the EU.

It allows customs authorities to identify high-risk consignments (for example, dangerous goods or weapons) which might require presentation and control earlier in the supply chain.

What was the ICS2 release on 1st March 2023?

This release impacts Air freight transport (Air Express, Postal Air and Air Cargo pre-loading and pre-arrival)

In addition to pre-loading filing requirements, all postal, express and general cargo consignments transported by air will be subject to pre-arrival ENS data requirements.

What does it mean?

Additional safety and security data is submitted before arrival at customs in the EU or in Northern Ireland, Norway or Switzerland.

You can read about Entry Summary Declarations (ENS) and Electronic Advance Data (EAD) requirements on our dedicated ICS2 page here


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