Import Control System (ICS)

An entry summary declaration must be lodged for goods brought into the customs territory of the Unity directly from the third countries, with the exception of Norway and Switzerland.

  • Entry summary declaration shall be lodged prior to conveyance of goods into the customs territory of the Unity (Article 184a of the Implementation Regulations to the Community Customs Code).
  • Composition of data to be provided in entry summary declarations is specified in Annex 30A of the Implementation Regulations to the Community Customs Code.
  • Entry summary declarations shall be lodged electronically by use of the data processing technique, for which the possibility and the right to use the IT applications of Estonian Tax and Customs Board are needed.

An entry summary declaration must be lodged by the carrier or, in case the carrier is informed, a person who has assumed the responsibility for transporting the goods into the Unity customs territory (a freight forwarder). A person lodging the entry summary declaration, as well as the carrier transporting goods by sea, air or inland waterways must have an effective EORI number.

Economic operators have two possibilities for lodging entry summary declarations: via system-to-system interface or via web interface. Accessing the system via web interface means that economic operators have to enter the data of an entry summary declaration manually. Technical specifications of the interface are accessible here.

Heading Description Date
ICS technical specifications 01122015 (473.68 KB, ZIP) Technical specifications for lodging entry summary declarations (ENS) electronically. ZIP file contains general description of services, short overview of ICS specifications, messages in .xml and .xsd formats and renewed codelist APPLIES FROM 01.12.2015 23.11.2015
Scenarios for testing of the X-Road interface (32.71 KB, PDF) The document describes the scenarios for testing of the X-Road interface between ICS and IMF information processing systems of Estonian Tax and Customs Board. 09.02.2011
Description of goods for summary declarations (PDF) Guidelines on acceptable and unacceptable terms for the description of goods for exit and entry summary declarations 25.07.2016

See other instructions for use of the ICS in Estonian here.
 

25.07.2016