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What is the ICS or Import Control System?

Published on : 31/10/2022

The Import Control System, more commonly known as ICS, is the electronic system for managing security declarations for the import of goods into European territories, which has been mandatory since January 1st 2011. All operators (importers of goods, freight forwarders) have to transmit by computerised message (EDI) the entry summary declaration (ENS) of the cargo on the vessel. This rule applies to all foreign (NON-EU) goods entering the EU.



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