21st Century Customs Handling: Why Technology is Crucial in Successful Global Trade

This paper describes the importance of choosing a suitable customs management suite, and why it is imperative to decide on an open, web-based solution that can be expanded, updated, and adjusted. By BluJay Solutions

October 8, 2017

Besides its function, other areas of customs have changed as well, such as the timing of processes and technical possibilities.

Through electronic data processing, relevant information pertaining to the transported goods can be sent to customs authorities much faster.

In the 21st century, the internet has created the conditions for a continuous exchange of data throughout the supply chain.

The utilization of these possibilities requires a future-oriented customs management suite that provides the features described in more detail in this white paper.

Current customs software tends to emulate an electronic typewriter and can even hinder proper customs management.

Meanwhile, all parties involved benefit from standardized customs management: Trading partners profit in the form of expedited processes and optimized cash flow, while public authorities receive complete transparency and thereby new flexibility for effective control.

The automated data exchange between customs authorities worldwide remains a utopian ideal. But each step in this direction helps in the fight against global customs fraud, which causes millions in losses across the globe each year.

The security initiatives and legal framework of the Union Customs Code, therefore, require increasingly close cooperation between customs authorities in the countries of origin, transit, and destination. The countries involved should be able to exchange data promptly with each other – or have access to the same database.

“The Automated Data Exchange between Customs Authorities Worldwide Remains a Utopian Ideal.”

The software technology available for customs declarations has developed rapidly in recent years and opens up substantially expanded possibilities for the public authorities as well as importers and exporters – as can be seen in the increasing digitalization of the global customs clearance processes.

Therefore when choosing a suitable customs management suite, it is imperative to decide on an open, web-based solution that can be expanded, updated, and adjusted. Download this paper and find out how.

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