Irish Customs Declarations: Import and Export

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We offer a wide range of software solutions to support Irish importers and exporters to submit customs declarations and other documents with ease. Fully integrated with Ireland’s Automated Import System (AIS) and Automated Export System (AES), our industry-leading solutions will help you to save time and take your customs operations to the next level.

Our customs declaration software features:

  • A secure, web-based portal to manage and submit your customs declarations
  • Compatibility with a range of data entry options, including Excel, XML, JSON and APIs
  • Data-sharing options, allowing you to communicate clearly with your transport and trading partners

Our cloud-based software solutions will empower you to create import and export declarations quickly and efficiently, using purpose-made templates, user default information, and re-use of previously submitted customs data where appropriate. Your declarations can then be easily submitted, individually or in bulk, to Irish Revenue. Simplify your day-to-day operations today and book a demonstration to see what Thyme-IT’s import and export solution can offer you and your business.

Import and Export Declarations

The Thyme-IT Import solution supports full frontier declarations, simplified declarations and supplementary declarations. The following are the currently available message types:

  • H1 – Declaration for release for free circulation & for end-use
  • H2 – Declaration for customs warehousing
  • H3 – Special procedure declaration for temporary admission
  • H4 – Declaration for inward processing
  • H5 – Declaration for the introduction of goods from special fiscal territories
  • H6 – Declaration in postal traffic for release for free circulation
  • H7 – Low Value Consignments (Reduced Dataset)
  • I2 – Presentation Notification

The Thyme-IT Export solution supports all export declarations, including the EXS safety and security declaration.

Customs Declarations: Creation and Submission to AIS and AES

Our customs declaration software supports a range of data entry options, so that our solutions can blend seamlessly with your current operations and protocols.

Our Excel upload options are used by companies that may not have all their customs data in one system, but do have their customs data available in Excel spreadsheets.

These spreadsheet upload options allow data to be added, and automatically generated into one or more customs declarations. Bulk update of transport information is available for uploaded declarations, which can then be easily submitted to Irish Revenue, individually or in bulk.

The XML API option is used by companies who have existing systems that record their customs data. This API provides a 1-way or 2-way data exchange:

  • Customer system sends data to the Thyme-IT system
  • Thyme-IT system returns data to the Customer system

The data is validated upon upload to the Thyme-IT system and responses can be provided back to the customer’s system for correction and resubmission, or data can be corrected in the Thyme-IT system.

The declaration can be automatically submitted to Irish Revenue if all data is included in the message, or additional data can be entered prior to submission if required.

The XML API can determine if a H1 or H7 declaration is required based on Irish Revenue rules.

Data Sharing

Thyme-IT provides a number of data sharing options, allowing Thyme-IT customers to share data with their trading partners.

  • Thyme-IT solutions allow for data to be shared between systems and also provides data extracts in Excel, PDF and other file formats.
  • Data extracts, reports and printed declarations can be shared via e-mail and other communication protocols on receipt of routings and other responses from Irish Revenue.
  • Data extracts can also be provided on a scheduled basis. The scheduled output can include data for an agreed period of time based on trading partner requirements.

Use the Thyme-IT software solutions to communicate clearly with transport and trading partners, provide up-to-date customs information, and automatically share customs documentation.

Customs Declarations: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit customs declarations to Irish Revenue?

In order to move goods in and out of Ireland and submit import and export declarations, you should register with Irish Revenue, and use either a customs agent, or purpose-built customs declaration software to submit your customs declarations.

Thyme-IT offers customs software solutions for all your import and export needs in Ireland. Our application allows you to communicate with the Automated Import System (AIS) and Automated Export System (AES) which are part of Irish Revenue’s official customs clearance electronic systems. 

Do I need to submit an import declaration for goods coming from the UK?

For all shipments coming from the United Kingdom, an electronic import declaration must be submitted, unless an exemption is granted by Irish Revenue. 

How can I prepare my business for moving goods into and out of Ireland?

If you are an importer or exporter moving goods into and out of Ireland, you will require either a custom agent, or a reliable customs declaration software in order to submit your import and export declarations.

Thyme-IT is a leading customs software provider, offering innovative customs software solutions for businesses of all sizes. Our customs solution is fully integrated with Irish Revenue and will allow you to create, submit and track your customs documents with ease. 

Find out more about our customs solution, or contact us today to book a free, no-obligation demonstration.