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If you have a question relating to ICS and how it affects you and your business activity, simply enter it into the ICS via conex mail box. We’ll send a response to your query directly to your email in-box.

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ICS - IMPORT CONTROL SYSTEM

ICS (Import Control System) is the electronic security declaration management system for the importation of goods into the European Union customs territory. This EU regulation comes into force at the end of 2010.

ICS - Import Control System comes within the scope of the EU eCUSTOMS programme. Developed in the framework of the standards for international trade advocated by the World Customs Organisation, its aim is to further ensure the protection of importation movements into the EU. The new regulation requires that a certain number of data elements be sent to the EU customs office of first entry before the merchandise enters the territory and in most cases, even before leaving the country of export. Upon receipt of the ENS - Entry Summary Declaration message, the customs office of first entry performs the security-related risk analysis. These extra regulatory security measures will impose new work methods on exporters managing trade flows towards the EU: global data exchange in an EDI format, up-stream data transfer, and all this in a regulatory framework that differs from one EU Member State to another.


Safety and security in air transport – IATA informs its members

For this second annual conference dedicated to mail & air-cargo security, CONEX reinforced its presence by being the sole sponsor of the event and by sending Lance THOMPSON to present the pertinent international norms in this field. A brief summary of what’s to come in air cargo. >>> Read


ICS: Whose business really?...Changes ahead

Do you remember…?
November 2010
, CONEX organised its ICS conference, an information day dedicated to bringing light to the regulatory and technical issues surrounding this new and unavoidable EU regulation . >>> Read


New validations for ENS declarations sent to Spanish ICS system

In the framework of the EU security declaration regulation, ICS, the Spanish “Agencia Tributaria” has announced the introduction of new validations to its ENS web service. Read more AGENCIA TRIBUTARIA

1. Combined transportation 2. Total number of packages
3. Number of pieces

CONEX obtains the certificate of conformity from the Swedish Customs Authorities for its ICS via conex solution. CONEX obtains the certificate of conformity from the Swedish Customs Authorities for its ICS via conex solution.

“We have pleasure in confirming that your system description version 1.0 April 24th 2012 has been approved by our expert team as the first in line. Our team have also been impressed by the high quality of the CONEX service and qualify it as one of the best we have seen. Congratulations!” SWEDISH CUSTOMS


Conex Presents the ICS System to Japanese Freight Forwarders

For their May 8 2012 Conference, the JIFFA Association organized a conference on the European Import Control System. In Tokyo for other business, Lance THOMPSON, International Development Manager at CONEX, presented the program and the possibilities of the CONEX solution. The JIFFA Association brings together almost all the maritime freight forwarders of Japan. The organization is managed primarily by the bigger members (Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Sumitomo…). These members provide staff for its operations. >>> Read


Customs: Extension of the Convention on a common transit procedure and the Convention on the simplification of formalities in trade of goods.

By their decisions No 1/2012 and No 2/2012 the EU-EFTA Joint Committees on a common transit procedure and on the simplification of formalities in trade of goods invited Croatia and Turkey to accede to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure and to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade of goods. >>> Read


Guidelines on acceptable and unacceptable terms for the description of goods for exit and entry summary declarations. >>> Read

LANGUAGES THAT CAN BE USED FOR EXS and ENS (European Union)

The European Union has 27 countries where different languages are spoken. This complicated situation is managed by CONEX for transmissions exchanged with the customs administrations at the first point of entry into EU. >>> To consult the list of languages per country published by the European Commission Directorate –General  Taxation and Customs Union, please click here.


New Security Programs in Air Freight: ACAS

After the Yemen Incident (bombes destined for the US which almost passed through the pre-arrival security declarations), American Customs has started a new system called ACAS (Air Cargo Advanced Screening). The project which is currently in a pilot-test-phase in North America is inspiring the EU-Commission and a similar program is being studied for Europe. >>> Read


Security declaration at exit of the EU

Since 1 July 2009 export declarations have to be lodged in electronic form and must contain additional data elements introduced for safety and security purposes where no other form of declaration (e.g. orally or by crossing the frontier) may be, and is, used. Two procedures should be distinguished: ECS and EXS. There should be either one or the other filed for goods leaving the EU. It is not necessary to file both. >>> Read


Securing air traffic… IATA informs its members

With all of the new security regulations that the air industry must comply to, IATA organized its first conference on air cargo and mail supply chain security. Conex was present at this first event on the round table entitled “Role of IT solution providers to support countries’ requirements”. >>> Read

ICS and Risk Analysis: A Comparison Demonstrating the Effectiveness of the Data

The annual WCO Information Technologies Conference was held in the beginning of May 2011 in Seattle, US. Though the theme of the conference was “Cloud Computing”, the subject of EU’s recently implemented Import Control System (ICS) was briefly discussed. Mr. David Hesketh of British customs (HMRC) and Mr. Heijmann of Dutch Customs co-presented an intervention on ICS. Their illustration of the current system was very effective. Passenger security for air flights asks several basic questions about accompanying belongings; imagine if the responses are not “normal” >>> Read