Customs interactive cargo system is unavailable. Delays are to be expected.

June 29, 2010 Edward

The Australian Customs Border Protection Service (ACBPS) have advised the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) is unavailable across Australia, and delays are to be expected.

The ICS is the interface between all customs brokers and forwarders to affect reporting, clearance and release of cargo for Import and Export consignments.

Manual Contingency Plans have been declared which will prioritise perishable and lifesaving imports and exports.

We expect the ACPB will advise reinstatement of the ICS in due course; in the meantime we shall continue to prepare submissions to customs ready for transmission.

Source: DHL Global