Effective March 1, 2023, the European Union is implementing a new and mandatory customs Pre-Loading and Pre-Arrival safety and security program. The foundation of the program is a large-scale advanced cargo information system: Import Control System 2 (ICS2). Please note that ICS2 applies to all cargo and mail with a destination within or transit via the EU, as well as Switzerland and Norway, even if the final destination is not a part of the EU. (For example, a shipment from Asia to the UK, where the goods are transiting via any EU country.)
Due to this new program, American Airlines Cargo will require the full FWB and FHL data before acceptance in order to fulfill a carrier's responsibility regarding the pre-loading filing (PLACI):
- • The FWB and FHL messages must include the 6-digit Harmonization Commodity Codes (HS codes) and the consignee's Economic Registration and Identification Number (EORI) for EU-bound goods at the lowest level.
For more detailed information on “Import Control System 2 (ICS 2)” please refer to the Customs Security page on the European Commission website.