Automated Import System (from Nov. 2020)

Overview AIS is Revenue’s new electronic national import system which will be used to process import declarations from Monday, 2 November 2020 at 9:00am. It will replace: the import Single Administrative Document (SAD), currently processed under the Automated Entry Processing (AEP) system and the Import eManifest system. It is important that you are familiar with: how AIS […]

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Import Control & Security System EU

Stages of Import There are six stages in the import process by sea or air in respect of imports from outside the EU; the advance provision of information; the report of the arrival of means of transport; the presentation of the goods; the declaration of the goods; the examination of the goods; the release of […]

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Import Procedure I

Import to EU (Ireland) Before commencement,  the exporter must issue an export declaration to the customs office responsible for the company in its country (e.g. UK post-Brexit). After receiving approval from its customs authority, the company can ship the goods. The shipment is registered in the customs export system in the country of export (e.g. UK). The goods will […]

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Import Procedure II

Declaration to Customs Treatment I The importer must declare the goods to customs. This may be done by the importer or more commonly by a logistics provider, freight forwarded or customs agent on his behalf.  The obligation is separate to the obligation to make an entry summary declaration (ENS), which rests primarily with the carrier, […]

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Import Procedure III

Customs Examination Customs authorities are obliged to conduct a customs examination when it is clearly called for. The person declaring the goods is responsible for transporting and producing the documents to customs for examination. It is presumed that the partial examination is representative of all of the goods presented. The person presenting the goods may […]

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Some Tariff Issues

The EU Common Customs Tariff The European Unions Common Customs Tariff sets out the rules and the rates of duty applicable to imports into the European Union.  The EU Common Customs tariff is a three volume guide setting out custom duties and other relevant information applicable to the import and export  of goods. It enables […]

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Postal Imports

Arrival by Post Customs law applies to goods arriving by post. Postal authorities must hand over suspicious packages to the Revenue. Items may be searched and seized. A postal service must designate depots to deal with mail from outside the EU. They must be approved by Revenue. Importations of non-EU mail must be declared in […]

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Import Customs Procedures EU (RoI)

Stages of Import There are six stages in the import process by sea or air in respect of imports from outside the EU; the advance provision of information; the report of the arrival of means of transport; the presentation of the goods; the declaration of the goods; the examination of the goods; the release of […]

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Export Customs Procedures EU (UK)

Overview Goods exported out of the European Union must be entered under an export procedure and declared to customs.  The document used to do this is the Single Administrative Document.  It is a multi-functioning form which also functions as the export declaration.  It may also serve as the transit declaration and import declaration. The Single […]

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Customs Simplified Procedures (RoI/EU)

Simplified Customs procedure The data which must be supplied at clearance is that required to identify the goods and allow customs to assess the risks. The formal customs declaration is made afterwards within a set timeframe. There are a number of procedures which facilitate simplified and speedier customs clearance. Simplified procedures are available for both […]

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Food Safety Controls

Overview The importation of food products from outside the EU requires compliance with EU and UK hygiene safety, labelling and food composition regulations.  The hazard analysis and critical control point after the primary production stage (HACCP) system is used.   Non-EU suppliers must have equivalent systems in place. Food businesses after primary production must work in […]

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Simplified Declarations

Simplified declaration procedure for imports A simplified customs declaration allows an economic operator to omit some particulars and supporting documents of a standard declaration at the time of customs clearance. The simplified customs declaration is a two step procedure: The simplified declaration, containing the minimum required data elements is lodged by the economic operator. The […]

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Reporting for Vessels and Aircraft

Customs reporting for vessels and aircraft entering or leaving the State Who must report? The master of a vessel or the pilot-in-command of an aircraft must report electronically their arrival or departure to Revenue if they are carrying goods that: have not been released for free circulation within the European Union (EU) or are subject […]

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Import Control System

Guidance Import Control System The Import Control System (ICS) automates import procedures so traders have to submit information about goods only once. Published 10 August 2012 Last updated 24 August 2015 — see all updates From: HM Revenue & Customs Contents Introduction Import Control System – an overview How to register for and lodge entries into […]

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