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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 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.

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 second release is ongoing. It will include any other air-freight and is scheduled for 1 March 2023. Find out more about each release.

Release 1 – Postal and express consignments by air

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.

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

Release 2 – all consignments shipped by air. Scheduled for 1 March 2023

The second release is scheduled for 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 will be affected.

Who?

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


When?

  • Scheduled for 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.
  • Support for multiple filing will be 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

Questions about ICS2 phase 2?


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

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

The third and final release is scheduled for 1 March 2024, and 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?

  • Scheduled for 1 March 2024.

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 is scheduled for 01 March 2024 and includes all goods consignments, regardless of their means of transport.

Release 3 is scheduled for 01 March 2024 and includes all goods consignments, regardless of their means of transport.


Schedule for the introduction of the new import control system.

Schedule for the introduction of the new import control system.

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Coordination and cooperation

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

Minutes from the latest dialogue meeting. (in Swedish)

Information from the European Commission

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