Clients who choose to use Electronic data interchange (EDI) will either use an off the shelf software package, or in-house software specifically tailored to their organisation's needs.
EDI users will view uniquely formatted screens that may be very different from the Customs Interactive view. There are many EDI software packages commercially available to industry.
In-house developed packages must adhere to the specifications outlined in the current
Software Developers Guide (SDG). The SDG is updated from time to time as changes are implemented. All new versions that incorporate any changes will be provided prior to the upload of these changes into the Industry Test environment.
The functional changes applied in the Integrated Cargo System (ICS) Release 18.4.01, SDG Version 3.38, will be available for testing purposes in the Industry Test environment from mid-April 2018. They will not be available in Production until early May 2018.
The SDG was updated to Version 3.38 – 1 February 2018.
The following is a list of developers: