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Avoid exposure with a digital customs process

Maintaining speed, accuracy, and compliance is essential in today’s fast-paced customs and logistics industry. Thankfully, technology has allowed for digital custom clearance services to be developed, reducing the need for your customs brokers to duplicate manual entry of data, reducing your risk of exposure to delays, rejections, and fines.

Furthermore, clean data provides better reporting, which is essential for both in-house and external auditing, such as supply chain costs or an application to become an Authorised Economic Operator (respectively). With every manual entry that is required, your risk of spoiled data increases.

UK Customs Solutions, and the rest of the Customs Support Group, have developed a digital customs clearance system that can provide you with end-to-end data exchange throughout your supply chain in the EU. 

If you are an existing customer, contact your account manager for more information.

If you are a new customer, contact us to find out how we can serve you today.

How does the digital customs process work?

The technology scans all of your documentation for partial, or total, electronic data input into the declaration. This is then checked by the declarant as though they are a second pair of eyes, instead of the initial inputter of the data.

Furthermore, an export declaration that is processed can immediately feed into an import declaration on our partner’s system. This allows the prompt sharing of information with clean-data provision. 

The import declarant will then be able to initiate the clearance once the supplementary data, such as the unique consignment reference or freight cost, is available.

In addition to standard import/export processes, the digital customs system also provides the necessary speed for time-sensitive movements such as those requiring GVMS, and secure traceability to those with T1 form obligations.

How does this work with the variety of systems like CHIEF, CDS, and other EU equivalents? 

The information entered into one system will, for the most part, have a similar entry point in our partner’s system for the mirroring declaration.

As the UKCS systems move over to the Customs Declaration Service, the electronic data interchange will be updated to reflect the changes in labels associated with specific data. Throughout the Customs Support network, the framework has been built to work with anomalies from certain countries and keep the data sharing process as streamlined as possible.

However, the digital customs procedure is still safeguarded by the declarant checking process, to ensure the data exchange has been successful before processing.

As we move clients onto digital in more areas, we will continue to develop our systems so that you can do more with your data across your supply chain.

Want to know more about our digital customs clearance services?

UK Customs Solutions, and the rest of the Customs Support Group, provide end-to-end customs services throughout the UK, Ireland, and the rest of the EU.

If you are an existing customer, contact your account manager for more information on upgrading your processes to digital.

If you are a new customer, contact us to find out how we can help your supply chain with digital customs clearance today.

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