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LIVE 1st March 2023 | The European Union launched the second phase of its Import Control System 2 (ICS2), the new advance cargo information and risk management platform, to protect against security and safety threats from goods entering the EU.

BIFA Member Event - ICS2 Webinar

On Wednesday 1st February 2023 BIFA hosted an Introduction to ICS2 webinar presented by Martin Meacock, VP Product Development, Descartes Systems. The slides and FAQ document can be downloaded here:

- Slides  

- Frequently Asked Questions *Updated Thursday 2nd February 2023*

- Webinar Recording: Please email BIFAcomms@bifa.org


ICS2 for Air Cargo Brought into NI and the EU *Announced 10/02/23*

From 1st March 2023, full entry summary declarations will be needed for air cargo brought into Northern Ireland (NI) and European Union (EU) member states.
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ICS2 resources from the European Commission *Updated 09/03/23*

The following documents provide guidance on the important changes in the procedure of entry of goods into the EU, which could affect a BIFA Member's business and IT operations from 1 March 2023.

Press Release


- Technical Preparation

- Pre-Arrival data filing requirements

- New Requirements

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European Commission Letter - 09/03/2023

Published: Thu. 9 Mar 2023  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
The European Commission alerts members to important changes in the procedure for entering goods into the EU from 1 March 2023

FIATA Guidance: ICS2 Release 2

Published: Tue. 7 Feb 2023  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
FIATA has released its latest guidance on the implementation of the new EU customs pre-arrival security and safety ICS2 Release 2 programme requirements.

Introduction to Import Control System 2 (ICS2)

Published: Mon. 25 Jul 2022  -  This PDF file will open in a new window or tab.
JCCC briefing note - Introduction to ICS2
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