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NCTS-P5 is now live

27 February 2024

NCTS-P5 is now live

Revenue introduced the next phase of their transit system, NCTS-P5 at 10:00 on 26th February and EFL are happy to announce that after extensive testing, we are live for transit declarations on NCTS-P5.

NCTS-P5 will replace the current NCTS-P4 system and there will be a migration window of three months for the trade to move from NCTS-P4 to NCTS-P5. From 27th May 2024 it will no longer be possible to lodge transit declarations into NCTS-P4.

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31 January 2024

EFL are pleased to announce that our dedicated in-house clearance department can now offer UK import & export RoRo clearance.


Why choose EFL for your customs clearance requirements?


  • Over 30 years of experience in import & export declarations
  • AEO certified – highest level achievable
  • Dedicated in-house customs clearance department
  • Irish import and export declarations – AIS & AES
  • UK import and export declarations – CDS (RoRo movements)
  • NCTS declarations – T1 & T2
  • Safety & security declarations – ENS
  • PBN & GMR creation
  • Excise entries – EDE & AIS
  • CHED creation and notification to relevant agencies
  • Complex declarations
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22 January 2024

New UK Import Requirements

The UK is introducing new customs and SPS requirements on all goods being imported into the UK effective 31st January 2024

The 3 most important changes that will apply are:

  • Pre-notification requirements for live animals, animal products and high end medium risk category plant products.
  • Full customs controls.
  • Health certification on medium risk animal products, plants, plant products and high risk food and feed of non-animal origin.

More detailed information can be found at

EFL can look after your customs requirements.

  • Export declarations from Ireland and UK.
  • Import declarations into UK.
  • Creation of PBN, GMR.
  • T2 for landbridge movements.
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9 February 2023

Revenue Introduce Next Phase of Transit System

The Irish Revenue Service are set to introduce the next phase of their transit system in August 2023 – NCTS-P5.

NCTS-P5 aligns their electronic transit declaration system with the legal requirements legislated for in the UCC (Union Customs Code).

  • NCTS-P5
    facilitates the registration of ‘en route’ events
  • implements a new data set and allows for the exchange of messages electronically between different declaration systems.

See the link below for full details:

EFL Customs Form Filling

8 February 2023

Cross-Validation between AIS and EMCS

The Irish Revenue is upgrading both AIS and EMCS to facilitate the cross validation of certain data elements declared on the ImportDeclaration and the eAD (electronic Administrative Document).

Download the document at the link below for full details.

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8 February 2023

AES New Operational Date

As part of the Union Customs Code (UCC) Work Programme, Revenue had planned to deploy its new Export System, known as the Automated Export System (AES), to replace our existing AEP export system and export eManifest on 30 January 2023. We have been working collaboratively with all stakeholders in the export supply chain towards this end.

In early January Revenue received a series of requests from the EU Commission, DG TAXUD, for changes to the AES systems specifications. The requested changes primarily impact internal messages between Revenue, the EU Commission and other Member States, but there are changes that impact some trader messages. Given the late receipt of these change requests and to allow adequate time for the upgrading of Revenue and trader systems, the new system will not now become operational until 21 March 2023.

We will maintain the two-month migration window to facilitate trade in the move from AEP to AES. The new dates are:

· Go-Live of AES – 21 March 2023

· End of Transition Period – 21 May 2023

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8 November 2022

New Customs Changes

New customs Changes are coming in Ireland and the UK soon. Leave your customs clearance issues to the experts. Are you ready for the new Automated Import System (AIS) for Customs clearance? EFL International can help you get ready. Call us on +353 1 886 7700.

Import Export

6 October 2022

Are You Ready For the UCC Changes?

In Ireland, are you ready for the UCC changes?. As part of the Union Customs Code (UCC) Work Programme, Revenue will be deploying the next phase of our transit system – New Computerised Transit System Phase 5 (NCTS-P5) to replace the current NCTS-P4 system. The go live date for NCTS-P5 is August 2023.

Car Import to Ireland

21 February 2022

Easy Car Import

Are you importing a car to Ireland? Talk to the experts who can make the whole process feel easy. Contact us today.

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