Truck and Track Autumn 2023

Truck and Track Autumn 2023 30 DESCARTES™ Post 9/11 and in the wake of heightened global terror risk, governments and industry bodies across the world have been evaluating and implementing strategies and systems to strengthen the protection of citizens and internal markets against safety and security threats. Part of this process includes improved security filings during the import and export of goods, requiring digitisation, automation and the creation of joined-up data systems that replace traditional paper processes– with a view towards making it easier, quicker and more accurate to submit data productively, and with transparency, for all parties involved. Europe’s Import Control System 2 (ICS2) has been set up to drive the change required in this regard for security filings across the region, while the UK’s Border Target Operating Model is driving developments nationally. With so much change taking place continuously, and so rapidly, what do hauliers and freight carriers need to be aware of? Further, with various regulatory deadlines to meet over the next few months, how should the industry familiarise itself and prepare for the future? Europe’s Import Control System 2 (ICS2): next key deadline – 1 March 2024 Screening shipments before they arrive in the EU is a top priority to ensure security and safety for internal markets and citizens alike. However, maintaining compliance with evolving regulations is complex. To facilitate this, the EU is implementing a customs pre-arrival security and safety programme underpinned by a new centralised automated entry process, ICS2. The system has been created to collect data on all goods entering the EU prior to arrival, with Economic Operators (EOs) having to declare safety and security data through the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS). Managing Security Filings – are you ready for the latest safety and security regulatory deadlines? By Martin Meacock, Vice-President of Product Management, Descartes Martin Meacock