What is the Automated Import System (AIS)?


The Automated Import System (AIS) is Revenue's national electronic import system. The AIS handles the validation, processing, duty accounting and clearance of customs declarations.

The AIS is part of a suite of new systems Revenue are introducing as part of the IT work programme. The AIS:

  • replaced the Automated Entry Processing (AEP) and eManifest systems for imports
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  • ensures that businesses can import goods legally from outside the European Union (EU) using the most efficient process possible.

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