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Import Control System: technical specifications for software developers

Technical specifications for Import Control System (ICS) for software developers.

Documents

ICS Phase 1 Technical Interface Specification: 2.6

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ICS Schema version 10.0

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ICS WSDL version 10.0

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ICS code list: version 1.1

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HMRC IRmark: generic IRmark specification

Details

The UK technical interface specifications sets out the messages that should be exchanged between the trade and HM Revenue and Customs since ICS became mandatory on 1 January 2011.

If you have questions concerning the specifications please email: SDS Team.

Published 14 June 2004
Last updated 15 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. The Import Control System: technical specifications for software developers attachment has been removed from the page.
  2. Version 2.6 of ICS Phase 1 Technical Interface Specification, version 10.0 of ICS Schema and version 10.0 of ICS WSDL all valid from December 2015 are now available.
  3. Guide title and attachments to ICS Code list version 1.1, ICS TPVS trader test pack version 1.2 and ICS technical issues log version 1.9 updated.
  4. First published.