AEP is a facility, which allows for the completion of Customs-related procedures in an electronic format. The automation of Customs import and export procedures was introduced nationally in April 1991 by the launch of Revenue's Automated Entry Processing (AEP) system. Since then this system has been responsible for the validation, processing, duty accounting and clearance of customs declarations. The system also checks updated data formats, calculations, validations, preferential rates, prohibitions / restrictions and verifies that sufficient credit is available in the Trader's account.
Due to the introduction, by European Regulation, of a harmonised and codified Single Administrative Document (SAD) the AEP system was redeveloped by Revenue. Since completion of the redevelopment project, traders now have direct access to AEP via the Revenue Online Service (ROS) and greater scope for flexibility and trader facilitations.
Thyme-IT is now the market leader in the provision of AEP-compliant solutions to the Irish Market. All trader requirements are managed by the ThymeAEP solution, including the following declaration types: