25 May 2022


On 6 July, CLECAT & DG TAXUD are jointly organising a workshop to support freight forwarders to prepare for the new EU customs advance cargo information system. The workshop will be held in Brussels, but participants will also be provided with an opportunity to join online.

Within less than a year, economic operators including freight forwarders, will need to start declaring pre-arrival security and safety data to the new Import Control System 2.0 (ICS2). If you want to continue to move your goods into the EU, you need to be prepared for ICS2, which is approaching quickly!

ICS2 is the new IT system to collect data about all goods entering the EU prior to their arrival.  Economic Operators will have to declare safety and security data to ICS2, through the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS). Whilst the obligation to file lies with the carrier, CLECAT has ensured that the possibility for multiple filing is implemented, allowing the freight forwarder to provide the necessary House-level data to ICS2 without disclosing the data to the carrier.  If you are a freight forwarder, submitting data to ICS2 is therefore an opportunity, but also a challenge!

The Commission will give key introductions on the new cargo information system and its impact on freight forwarders, as well as the state of play of planning and implementation. The workshop will address ICS2 Release 2 for Air Cargo General, starting on 1 March 2023, followed by introductions on ICS2 Release 3 for Maritime, Rail & Road, starting on 1 March 2024. 

The event is open to CLECAT’s national associations and their membership, and to interested FIATA members. For more information, please contact the CLECAT Secretariat at info@clecat.org.   

Save the date and take the opportunity to learn directly from DG TAXUD on how to prepare to declare safety and security data in the near future!