How will the Automated Import System (AIS) impact your business?

Temporary Storage Facility (TSF) operators

If you are an authorised TSF operator, declarations will be required for non-European Union goods entering and leaving your premises. The following declarations must be submitted electronically using the AIS:

  • Presentation Notification (PN/G3)
  • Temporary Storage Declaration (TSD/G4)
  • Customs import declaration.

The G3 and G4 can be lodged as a combined declaration into the AIS.

The examples below show how TSF operators should manage their customs formalities.


Where goods are moving directly to an inland TSF under a simplified transit, a G3/G4 is required. This combined declaration should be lodged into the AIS by the TSF operator, or their customs agent, upon arrival of the goods at the TSF.

All goods entering or leaving a temporary storage facility must adhere to the relevant customs formalities.

You will find further information about the AIS in AIS Temporary Storage Facility (TSF) operators presentation.

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