Are you ready for EU’s new import control system?

13. March

As an EXPRESS parcel shipper, this affects your business

ICS2 will be introduced as of 15 March 2021 and will affect all EXPRESS parcel shipments. Therefore, if your business is sending EXPRESS parcels, it is important that you fill in the correct data when creating your shipment paperwork.

What is ICS2?
ICS2 will collect data on all shipments entering the EU prior to their arrival and will simplify the exchange of information between goods owners and EU Customs Authorities.    

What data do I need to provide when shipping an EXPRESS parcel?

  • Name of the sender of the goods
  • Sender’s address
  • Recipient’s name
  • Recipient’s address
  • Full description of goods 
  • Number of pieces
  • Weight
  • Waybill

What if I do not comply with ICS2?

  • If you have not provided the necessary and correct data to ICS2, your cargo could be stopped at the EU Customs border
  • Customs will not proceed with goods clearance until the above information has been declared.
  • If your documents do not include the necessary data, they may be rejected, and the shipment might be held indefinitely or returned to you
  • Sanctions can be applied, if you do not comply with ICS2

Do you have any questions?

Please contact your personal LEMAN representative who is ready to help you.