What is the Automated Import System (AIS)?

What will not change under AIS?

Economic Operators Registration and Identification system (EORI)

Traders must have an EORI number if they wish to import goods into the European Union.

You will find further information about how to register for an EORI number in Economic Operators Registration and Identification system (EORI).


Exports will continue to be managed through the Automated Entry Processing (AEP) system until 2023. From 9am Monday 2 November 2020, if you import and export goods from and to the European Union (EU) you must use:

  • AIS for your import declarations
  • and
  • AEP for your export declarations.

Entry Summary Declaration (ENS)

Carriers must continue to provide Revenue with advance information for safety and security risk analysis. This is done by lodging an ENS for goods being brought into the  EU. This process will continue to be managed by the Import Control System (ICS).

Arrivals Notification

The electronic arrivals system records the scheduled and real-time arrival information for all aircraft and ships arriving in Ireland. This information is received from:

  • the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) for air traffic
  • and
  • the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sports (DTTAS) for sea traffic.

The arrivals system will interface with the AIS and notify it of the Actual Time of Arrival (ATA) of aircraft and ships. Traders should continue to provide the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) in their declarations.

Further information

If you need further information, please email importpolicy@revenue.ie. To receive updates on AIS you should register to join our AIS mailing list by emailing .