Revenue intends on providing APIs for the PBN to meet the current known requirements of trade.
1. API to a) create, b) populate/edit and c) check the status of a PBN automatically with a link to traders’ IT systems. Proposed API would facilitate this by:
trader system creates a declaration and will be issued with an MRN or MRNs are received into hauliers booking system.
trader/haulier system would use the API to create a PBN and add MRNs to it.
the status of the PBN – Created, Good to Check-In, Locked – can be checked linking with the API (declarants, hauliers, ferry operators etc).
2. API to check the channel of the PBN at arrival into Ireland (Call to Customs, Exit the Port) automatically with a link to traders’ IT systems. Proposed API would facilitate this by:
trader system uses API to query the channel of the PBN ID (declarant, haulier etc).
3. API to display the channels by ferry for use by the ferry operators. Proposed API would facilitate this by:
Making the channel information available at ferry level at 30 minutes prior to arrival of the ferry into Ireland to enable display of the information on screens.