Public Interface Testing – UCC- Automated Import System (AIS) – Operational November 2020
As part of the UCC upgrade which includes AIS, a number of web services will be provided. These will allow traders to integrate with AIS. A list of the web services to be provided can be viewed on the UCC schemas and WSDLs page. The technical documentation, specifications and web services examples below are provided as support for future live web services. They will enable customs software developers to update their import software packages to be UCC compliant.
What is Public Interface Testing (PIT)?
Customs PIT environments are designed to provide a test platform for software developers and their customers to submit test declarations. It allows them to query a range of test Customs Revenue Online Services (ROS) Web Services.
There is one PIT Environment available to software developers. The PIT environment is the PIT Software Test Next Version environment. It will contain upcoming functionality that is pertinent for developers to test their software ahead of the live release.
The PIT environment is primarily for connectivity testing. It also allows software developers to test against the majority of different message requests and responses. However, it is not a full-featured environment and as such some scenarios will not be supported. Revenue will be releasing updates to the PIT environment as development progresses. A list of the available message types and available functionality can be found in the documentation below.
This is an alpha release and therefore, please keep the following considerations in mind:
- There will be downtime from time to time
- There will be bugs
Implementation of the H7 declaration will go live on 01 July 2021 and is now available in PIT.
Please note the H7 Schemas are different to the existing AIS Schemas. See AIS Schemas and WSDLs page for further information.
There is a new eCustoms PIT environment for AIS testing. This is different from the existing AEP PIT environment and you will therefore need a new ROS cert.
This AIS PIT environment, Software Test Next Version, is for B2B testing. It is not possible to log into it manually with your ROS cert.
Revenue are updating their ROS Customs web services to coincide with the AIS release in November. The SOAP web services have been updated and there are new REST web services.
Please submit any queries you have through our PIT Service Desk Tool.
PIT – Guides and Useful Information
This section provides documentation which advises users on:
- How to register for access to the PIT environment for the new AIS services.
- How to raise queries or issues.
- Supported connectivity test scenarios which can be executed in PIT.
Further AIS Documentation: