We file, based on carrier obligation, the Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) to EU Customs entities. Therefore, it is necessary that all mandatory FWB/FHL data is submitted prior to acceptance. Shipments cannot be accepted at the station of origin if the FWB/FHL data does not comply with ICS2 regulations. Submitting all data accurately and on time will avoid eventual requests for information from EU Customs entities, causing delays in your shipments.
Below you can read more about the compulsory data that needs to be submitted for ICS2 compliance. Furthermore, it is mandatory to include these elements in your FWB/FHL data to avoid eventual rejects by EU Customs entities. AFKLMP Cargo provides a messaging guidance document for both FWB
messages to help you as a customer to see how ICS2 data, such as the HS code and EORI number, should be transmitted.
A Harmonized System (HS) code is a numerical customs code that classifies products on a universal level. For filing to EU Customs entities, the first 6 digits of the HS code are mandatory.
A detailed list of European HS codes
and/or more information about HS codes
are found through the highlighted links. In addition, individual HS codes and/or products can be checked here
An Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number is an identification number that is required when exchanging information with EU Customs entities. The EORI number is mandatory when the consignee or agent that receives the shipment is based within the EU. Where necessary, also other persons may need an EORI number. Please check the website of the European Commission
for more information.Postal code
Please note that, except for countries without a postal code, it is mandatory that your FWB/FHL address data includes the postal codes. Click on this link
to view the postal codes requirements for your shipment. Telephone number
Make sure to use the right international format for your telephone number(s) in your FWB/FHL data. Check the standard ITU-T notation for international telephone numbers here