The deadline for ensuring your data is complete, accurate and compliant for the implementation of the Import Control System 2 [ICS2] second release is just weeks away.
As of March 1, 2023, there will be a mandatory requirement for new electronic data sets including complete and accurate product descriptions and HS6 codes.
Some organisations including Lufthansa Cargo are requiring customers to “provide the mandatory data for the ICS2 reporting as of January 1st 2023 so we can ensure an effortless introduction of the regulation.”
ICS2 second release requires all postal operators, carriers, freight forwarders and express couriers involved in handling, sending, shipping and transporting cargo, express or postal consignments to or via the EU by air to comply with the new advance data reporting requirements for pre-loading and pre-arrival customs risk assessments.
Watch this short film produced by the EU Commission to find out more about the new requirements: