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Import Control System 2 - Release 2

ICS2 Release2 - FR


Les opérateurs postaux, les transporteurs express et aériens et les transitaires.


La seconde version prendra effet le mercredi 1er mars 2023.


Les opérateurs doivent compléter l’ensemble de données DSE pour toutes les marchandises du transport aérien.

Plus précisément:
Toutes les marchandises transportées par voie aérienne dans des envois postaux, express et de fret général seront soumises, en plus des exigences de dépôt avant le chargement, à des exigences de données DSE complètes avant l’arrivée.

D’autres documents relatifs au projet ICS2 pour la version 2 peuvent être consultés ici.


Operators have to complete the ENS dataset for all goods in air transport.

More precisely:
All goods transported by air in postal, express and general cargo consignments will be subject, in addition to pre-loading filing requirements, to complete pre-arrival ENS data requirements.

Further ICS2 project documentation for Release 2 can be consulted here.

Important to note that new data requirements will enter into force on 1 March 2023, with the launch of ICS2 Release 2, as set by the Annex B of the Union Customs Code Implementing Act & Delegating Act. Declarants should pay particular attention to certain new data requirements. Notably, they will have a legal obligation to provide in the ENS particulars:

  • the HS commodity code (6 digit) of the goods of a commercial nature (i.e. B2B and B2C): The Combined Nomenclature
  • the EORI of the consignee established in the EU, if such number was assigned to this party. Parties need to make their EORI number available to the ENS declarant. The EORI number can be validated at the following webservice of the EU Commission, in order to be sure that the data is correct: EOS What's new (

Adequate descriptions of goods in a plain language and precise enough for the customs authorities to be able to identify the goods, is also very important. Please consult the ‘Unacceptable goods descriptions guidance’ available at Import Control System 2 - Release 1 (

It is thus very important that declarants ensure that all required information is obtained from their customers.

The EU customs authorities may reject ENS declarations in the case of lack of complete data or issue risk mitigating referrals in the pre-arrival phase requesting the declarant to provide the necessary data, for example in the case data will not be accurate. This may create delays in processing of the ENS upon the arrival of the consignments and in the entry process, as the risk mitigating referrals must be answered and requested information must be provided before the risk assessment can resume. Customs may also decide to impose administrative sanctions for non-compliance with data requirements.

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Fiche d’information17 mai 2022
Technical preparation - Factsheet

Economic Operators involved in handling, shipping and transporting of cargo, express or postal consignments to or via the EU by air need to take several steps to get their IT systems ready in time.

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Fiche d’information3 juin 2022
New requirements for bringing goods by air to or through the EU - Factsheet

New data reporting requirements for pre-loading and pre-arrival customs risk assessments will apply as of 1 March 2023.

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Fiche d’information11 décembre 2022
Pre-arrival data filing requirements - Factsheet

In addition to filing pre-loading advance cargo information (PLACI) about the goods being transported to or via the EU by air, Economic Operators will need to file pre-arrival data in the ICS2 system through a complete electronic Entry Summary Declaration.


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