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Import Control System 2 for air cargo brought into Northern Ireland and the EU

By February 16, 2023No Comments

From 1 March 2023, full entry summary declarations will be needed for air cargo brought into Northern Ireland (NI) and European Union (EU) member states.

This will need to be done through Import Control System 2 (ICS2), which is a new safety and security declaration system being introduced across the EU. The system will be implemented over three releases and once all three releases are live, it will replace the ICS NI system.

Air express carriers, air postal operators and air carriers who bring goods into NI or the EU by air should familiarise themselves with the requirements for ICS2.

They will need to submit ICS2 entry summary declarations into the EU’s Shared Trader Interface, and submit presentation of goods notifications via an HMRC Application Programming Interface.

To find out more about the requirements and what you need to do to prepare:

● read the safety and security guidance here.
● learn more about ICS2 on the European Commission website here.

Ben Kemp