New legislation for process of Entry for the maritime sector
The European Union is introducing the Import Control System 2 (ICS2) for the maritime sector on 1 March 2024. This will significantly change the declarations for the ENS (Entry Summary Declaration) and ATO (Declaration to Temporary Storage). Together with industry organisations and client groups, Portbase has worked towards a solution with the least possible impact, but optimal preservation of data for reuse. Therefore, in consultation with the community, it has been decided that Portbase will adapt the services Pre-arrival Declaration Cargo Import (for the ENS) and Declaration Cargo Import (for the ATO) for you.
The importance of data
- Automated and uniform notifications of customs inspections and release thereafter
- Reuse of freight data in multiple subsequent declarations
- A fully automated process for transhipment (REN)
- Exchange of discharge lists and discharge discrepancies between Customs, shipping company and terminal
- Optimal planning for hinterland parties.
Both services are available for all sectors: bulk, ferry, container (shortsea, feeder, deepsea) and breakbulk.
The services can be used in various scenarios. For a comprehensive outline of availability per service, please refer to the pdf below.
For more in-depth details, please refer to the applicable filing format.
Impact for the declarant
- ENS declarations are made to a central European system (Shared Trader Interface, STI) instead of to Customs in the first Member State of entry
- The new ENS requires much more data. Now, summary data (at master level) are sufficient, soon more detailed data (at house level) will be mandatory
- Multiple filing will be possible. This allows multiple parties to submit the mandatory data for the ENS
- Notification of Arrival, of the vessel in the EU, will also be done in the central European system
- It will be possible to make ENS notifications through Portbase in other European ports
- Submission of the ATO for goods unloaded at the port, will continue to be done at the national customs authority. However:
- Common data appearing in both the ENS and ATO may not differ from each other
- In the ATO the declarant may refer to the ENS. As a result, less data is required when submitting the declaration.
It is well known that Portbase has no profit objective. Our fees cover costs. However, extending the services Pre-arrival Cargo Declaration Import and Cargo Declaration Import for ICs2 leads to more costs. We offset this in our rates. For up-to-date pricing information, please contact our Sales department via +31 (0)88 – 625 25 00 or email@example.com.
All your ICS2 new centralised in one location
Click here for more information on ICS2 for the maritime sector, provided by the Dutch Customs
More information about the ICS2 legislation, provided by the European Union, can be found here