What is the Import Control System (ICS2)
ICS2 is a new and updated customs electronic import system. It will manage the advance safety and security risk analysis for all goods entering the European Union (EU).
ICS2 is the automated entry process that applies to the entire EU. This process monitors the security of the EU´s external border. Automation of the process should also ensure that data can be exchanged more efficiently between EU member states.
ICS2 applies to all cargo and mail with a destination within – or transit via – the EU.
The system requires customs pre-acceptance and pre-arrival security and safety clearance. The new requirements will become mandatory effective 1 March 2023.