The Import Control System (ICS) is part of the EU-wide Automated Import System to facilitate import procedures so that traders only have to submit information once. The safety and security amendment to the European Community (EC) Customs Code requires that carriers – or their authorised representatives – lodge electronic entry summary declarations (ENS) at the first (air)port of entry into the customs territory of the EC at a prescribed time ahead of the arrival of the goods, even if the eventual destination of the cargo is outside of the EC.