Are you ready for ICS2?

AlertsMar - 03, 2023

The new European Union customs requirements regarding import - ICS2 -  have officially become mandatory as per 1 March.

12 EU members states, including French and Dutch Customs authorities, requested for a relaxation period and therefore their systems will only be ready for ICS2 as of 1 July 2023.

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will nevertheless continue to request its customers to comply with the new ICS2 requirements as soon as possible. This means that we will require the full FWB and FHL data prior to acceptance, in order to fulfill the carrier´s responsibility regarding the pre-loading filing. 

Customers are therefore now expected to start sending HS codes. However, if HS codes are still missing from the data set, we do not stop shipments. We will observe a grace period until further notice in case customers are not ready yet. 

Please also continue to refer to our dedicated ICS 2 information page on our website including Q&A, which is continuously updated as more information is becoming available. 

In case you cannot find an answer to your question, please send an email to

Our team aims to handle all Air France and KLM ICS2 related questions.

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