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Future customs procedures

Entry summary declaration

How entry summary declarations will be affected by the new Union Customs Code.

Entry summary declaration

Goods entering the European Community must be declared in advance and within a specified time-frame, using an entry summary declaration. The purpose is to protect the EU from dangerous goods and comply with the increased security standards of global trade.

We are currently developing a new and improved import control system (ICS2), which features new information submission procedures. ICS2 comprises the first two steps of the import process: entry summary declaration and presentation notification of the means of transport.

The information is submitted directly to the Member State where the goods enter the Union, via Shared Trader Interface (STI) to an EU-wide system (the Common Repository).

Learn more about the procedure for submitting an entry summary declaration.

How to submit information in the Common Repository.


ICS2 comprises the first two steps of the import process.Zoom image

ICS2 comprises the first two steps of the import process.

Different actors will be affected at different times

The introduction of the system is divided into three releases, which will affect different actors at different times. The development of the third release is ongoing. Find out more about each release.

Release 1 – Postal and express consignments by air. Live since March 2021.

The first release was introduced on 15 March 2021, which included entry summary declarations for postal and express consignments by air. Currently in Sweden, only the postal distribution service is affected.

Who?

  • Postal distribution service operators
  • Express operators


When?

  • Implemented on 15 March 2021.


What?

  • A limited amount of information is provided for each consignment prior to loading.


Other information

Release 1 was introduced on 15 March 2021 and includes postal and express consignments by air.Zoom image

Release 1 was introduced on 15 March 2021 and includes postal and express consignments by air.

Release 2 – All consignments shipped by air. Live since March 2023.

The second release was launched 1 March 2023, and includes entry summary declarations for all consignments shipped by air. Postal and express consignors, transport operators and other actors handling goods from third countries that are shipped by air in Sweden are affected.

Who?

  • Postal distribution service operators
  • Express operators
  • Other actors involved in importing goods to Sweden by air


When?

Launched on 1 March 2023.

What?

  • A complete set of information is provided prior to loading: a pre-loading declaration, including a minimum data set or a complete entry summary declaration, is required for all goods.
  • Multiple filing has been introduced, allowing the provision of information on multiple levels, and, in some cases, multiple information providers, in the same entry summary declaration.
  • The information is submitted directly to the Member State where the goods enter the Union, via an EU-wide system (the Common Repository).

Other information


Release 2 is scheduled for 01 March 2023 and includes all goods consignments shipped by air.Zoom image

Release 2 is scheduled for 01 March 2023 and includes all goods consignments shipped by air.

Release 3 – All goods, regardless of means of transport. Ongoing

The third and final release includes entry summary declarations for all consignments, regardless of their means of transport. Postal and express consignors, transport operators and other actors transporting goods from third countries to the European Union will be affected.

Who?

  • Postal distribution service operators
  • Express operators
  • Other actors involved in importing goods to Sweden by air, water and land.

When?

  • 3 June 2024 – 4 December 2024 Maritime and inland waterway carriers
  • 4 December 2024 – 1 April 2025 Maritime and inland waterway house level filers
  • 1 April 2025 – 1 September 2025 Road and rail carriers

What?

  • A complete set of information is provided for each consignment.
  • The information is submitted directly to the Member State where the goods enter the Union, via an EU-wide system (the Common Repository).

Other information

Release 3 includes all goods consignments, regardless of their means of transport. Deployment window:  3 June 2024 – 4 December 2024 Maritime and inland waterway carriers; 4 December 2024 – 1 April 2025 Maritime and inland waterway house level filers; 1 April 2025 – 1 September 2025 Road and rail carriers.Zoom image

Release 3 will be introduced in three steps, beginning in June 2024.

Frequently asked questions about entry summary declarations and ICS2

Frequently asked questions about entry summary declarations and ICS2.

 

Schedule for the introduction of the new import control system.

Schedule for the introduction of the new import control system, release 1, 2 and 3.Zoom image

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Coordination and cooperation

Swedish Customs’ development section is engaged in dialogue with representatives from the aviation and shipping industries.


Information from the European Commission

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