Customs: Import Control System 2 Release 3 goes live on 3 June 2024

Directorate General for Taxation and Customs Union informs that economic operators carrying goods by sea, inland waterways, road and rail will have to submit a complete Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) dataset to Import Control System 2 (ICS2). This includes postal and express carriers who transport goods using these modes of transport as well as other parties, such as logistic providers issuing transport documents to their clients, and in certain circumstances also final consignees established in the EU, will have to submit ENS data to ICS2.

Some economic operators may not be ready to start the ENS filing with ICS2 Release 3 on their respective go-live date:

  • 3 June 2024: maritime and inland waterways carriers
  • 4 December 2024: maritime and inland waterways house level filers
  • 1 April 2025: road and rail carriers

In this case, economic operators are strongly advised to contact the National Service Desk of the EU Member State (National Customs Authority) where their EORI number is registered to request a deployment window at least one month before the go-live date scheduled for their transport mode. The deployment window is not applicable by default (without a request issued by the economic operator).

For more information, please see here.