What is the Automated Import System (AIS)?

How to set up your business to use AIS

Customs software

You may use

  • your own internally developed and supported customs software
  • or
  • software provided by an external systems provider. 

In all cases, you should ensure that:

  • the customs software you are using can interface with the AIS
  • and
  • your staff are familiar with the content and structure of declarations and message types.

If you choose to use a customs agent

If you employ a customs agent to manage your customs import formalities, you should ensure that the software your agent uses can interface with the AIS.

Information for software providers

Revenue provides comprehensive AIS information for software providers to allow them to use the AIS. The IT system details are shown in:

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