Important Shipping Requirements Changes for January 2023

The second phase of the European Union’s electronic customs import system, known as the Import Control System 2 (ICS2) goes into effect as of January 2023. Here’s what you need to know.

The ICS2 will require operators to complete the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) dataset for all goods transported by air entering or passing through the EU, Switzerland, and Norway, regardless of origin location.

What you need to know

This new regulation impacts all shipments to or transiting through the EU, Switzerland, and Norway. ICS2 will now require advanced screening of these shipment details electronically:

  • At the country of departure
  • Before loading shipments onto planes
  • At pre-arrival

Arta is ready to help

To ensure compliance, we will update our Electronic Customs Documentation feature to handle these new requirements by December 27th, 2022.

Clients already using our Electronic Customs Documentation will not have to do anything differently. We will automatically alert you when a shipment requires Customs information.

Those clients not using our Electronic Customs Documentation yet will need to provide Commercial Invoices with the required item details for all cross-border shipments.