Automated Export System (AES)

Number: Ref: 10/2023

Subject: Automated Export System (AES)

Who should read: All those involved in the submission of export and eManifest declarations – Existing systems to be discontinued

Related Notification: eCustoms Notification 31-2022

Issued by: eCustoms Helpdesk

Issue Date: 14th March 2023

Revenue’s new export system, called the Automated Export System (AES) will go-live on Tuesday 21
March 2023 at 1pm.

AES will be used to process export declarations and exit summary declarations for all goods moving
directly and indirectly to countries outside the European Union (EU).

AES will replace the following export declaration systems:

  • Automated Entry Processing (AEP)
  • eManifest system. 

The deployment of AES will impact on all stakeholders in the export supply chain. AES will introduce
the following significant changes:

  • a new dataset and some new data elements
  • a new process flow to confirm the exit of the goods from the EU, and
  • new software will be required to interact with AES. 

AES will comply with the provisions of the Union Customs Code legislation.

Software developers and declarants who lodge export declarations have been testing the system
since Summer 2022. There will be a two-month migration window for the trade to move from AEP to
AES. From 22 May 2023 it will not be possible to lodge declarations in the AEP or eManifest systems.

Revenue strongly advises traders to move across to AES as early as possible during the migration
window to ensure availability of support in a timely manner to prevent delays in the exporting of