Carrying goods into Ireland from Great Britain (GB)
Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN)
At check-in, ferry operators must obtain the PBN reference number from the driver. The haulier or their representative must compete a valid PBN to Irish Customs before the goods leave GB.
Vehicles will not be allowed to board ferries in GB without a valid PBN.
Import Safety and Security Declaration (ENS)
As the carrier of goods, you are legally obliged to ensure an electronic customs Safety and Security (S and S) declaration is submitted for all goods on board. This must be submitted to Irish Customs, in advance of departure from GB.
This declaration is called an Entry Summary Declaration (ENS). You will find more information in Import Control System (ICS) trader guide.
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