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customs softwaree  Center) to electronically file customs documents to Japan Customs in compliance with the country’s newly enacted Advanced Filing Rules. On March 30th, 2012, a bill to amend part of the Customs Tariff Law was passed through the Diet legislature in Japan. This amendment enacts the Advance Filing Rules, which require a vessel operator or non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) to electronically submit to Japan Customs the information on maritime container cargo intended for a port in Japan. In principl Read More

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Managing Global Trade Flows
In global trade, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from

customs softwaree  to manage commercial and customs invoice creation and presentation, and manage outstanding invoices. Letter of credit (LC) management has to manage the flow of letters of credit from their creation through to their final presentment. The process needs to synchronize between LC data and critical supporting documents, including bill of lading (BOL), invoice, and packing list. Dispute management has to flag issues and manage the resolution flows between multiple trading partners Trade financing requires Read More
Global Trade Regulatory Software: Vendor Obstacles and User Recommendations
The acquisition of Vastera by JPMorgan Chase indicates that finance in GTM is just as important as the physical movement of goods. However, there are still a

customs softwaree  such as KPMG LLP Customs Info or UPS with its UPS Capital group and UPS Supply Chain Solutions group (which acquired Fritz several years ago and Menlo Forwarding over a year ago). This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One detailed the merger. Part Two discussed Vastera. Vastera Challenges What challenges lie ahead of Vastera? Vastera has had a number of difficulties. For example, despite growing revenues, it has had a string of losses over recent years that have continued. However, its $45.8 Read More
Global Trade Solutions: Competition, Challenges, and User Recommendations
The global trade management market is competitive, rapidly evolving, and highly fragmented, and competition will only increase in the future. While each GTM

customs softwaree  financial institutions, logistic companies, customs brokers, forwarders, and third-party development efforts will strive to increase their market share. In addition to the changing role of banks, third-party logistics (3PL) providers are also focusing predominantly on the management of the shipment booking through proof of delivery process and the management of logistics costs. As user companies continue to embrace the value of broader GTM solutions, logistics providers will be looked upon to provide Read More
Fighting Terrorism with Global Trade Management
The challenge for government and industry is to secure trade without impeding growth. Therefore, there is a greater need for timely information updated by

customs softwaree  would mean that US Customs would receive cargo data only after the ship had sailed. Now most work needs to be completed before the ship even sails. For example, the new 24-hour Automated Manifest Rule from December 2002 requires ocean carriers to provide the Department of Homeland Security's Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with a cargo manifest, twenty-four hours before a ship sails from its original port for a US port. As a result of this new rule, there are significant ramifications on a Read More
How Global Trade Management Can Assuage Your International Trade Worries
Globalization has lost its novelty. For most goods-driven enterprises it has become a matter of fact, just to stay in the game. However, the level of complexity

customs softwaree  partners, including suppliers, carriers, customs brokers, financial institutions, and other third parties, requires a high level of organization and detailed execution. You are required to coordinate and oversee each step of the trade process—ordering material, possible consolidation, brokering transportation, preparing the required documentation, negotiating letters of credit, and the list goes on. While working with a few overseas purchase orders is manageable, larger numbers of transactions put an Read More
The Players of Software-as-a-Service Business Models and Finding the Best Value Propositions
Although the promise of reduced implementation risk and time, lower upfront costs, etc. justify the hosting/ASP model, this brings an entire new set of issues

customs softwaree  shipping; create trade documents; customs compliance export/import; send/receive goods; send/receive invoice; reconcile; and initiate/receive payment. On a more granular level, these activities belong to the order , finance , ship , and settle sub-processes. In any case, many of these can only be efficiently fulfilled through a Web-based hosted solution, priced per transaction. The average global trade cycle of order through to settlement is 120 days, whereas a comprehensive hosted GTM solution, like the Read More
IBS-Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race
IBS, a conservative Swedish enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, seems to be making right moves to remain the leader within its selected

customs softwaree  Russian legislation by adding customs number monitoring and necessary documents in Russian to the sales and materials management system. The financial solutions require various reporting features, such as accounting for value added taxes (VAT) and Russian corporate income taxes. However, as to remain true to its SCM focus as well as to maintain its solid financial position, in March 2005 IBS signed an agreement to sell 100 percent of one of its UK subsidiaries, IBS Public Services Ltd , by means of an Read More
3RDWAVE Enterprise Global Trade Management
Blinco's 3rdwave solutions provides business process design, real-time visibility of inventory across the global supply chain, landed cost capability and

customs softwaree  route management, freight auditing, customs management, compliance documentation and reporting, event management, workflow management, trade promotion management, and credit control. 3rdwave supports verticals such as consumer goods distribution (CGD), retail, apparel, footwear, food, automotive, 3PL/LLP, and break bulk. Read More
The Anatomy of Retail Sourcing Processes
The most successful retailers are those that continually focus on driving the very best performance from each of their suppliers, and that work collaboratively

customs softwaree  properly documented to clear customs without a glitch. Landed Cost Calculations Add Fuel to the Fire While many companies have either made (or are in the process of making) the transition from regional, build-and-sell business models to a global sell-anywhere, build-anywhere, and buy-anywhere model, the current, mainly manual systems still typically require information to flow via spreadsheets, phones, faxes, snail mail, and e-mails within the retailer's different groups. When it is time to place an Read More
Reference Guide to Supply Chain Management (SCM) Features and Functions
This guide to supply chain management (SCM) functions/features will help you determine which SCM features are a high priority for your organization. Learn about

customs softwaree  applicable. Tables related to customs duties and tariffs as well as associated rates of exchange and transportation costs should be available as part of the system functions. This will enable the user to obtain an estimated total cost of goods sold as well as a final cost of goods sold, to highlight any variances or discrepancies. This implies a data model that includes an understanding of all the data exchanged and processed at the product and item level, between order management systems, as well as the Read More
The Intricacies of Global Retail Sourcing
Retailers should aim at curbing traditional firefighting practices in favor of productive planning and collaboration with customers. Retailers must take steps

customs softwaree  a changed world of customs compliance, since ensuring that shipments comply with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) security requirements has added a new level of complexity to apparel importing, whereas the risks of failure to comply are quite a bit higher nowadays. Particularly with the elimination of trading quotas and the decreased need to closely track data for quota limitations purposes, the focus for US customs and importers has turned largely to security compliance. For instance, post-9/11 US Read More
The Promise (and Complexities) of Private Labels
Recent studies have shown that retail winners (that is, companies that outperform their peers in year-over-year, comparable store sales) carry a significantly

customs softwaree  the ocean and through customs and duties, and multiple intermediaries. With global sourcing, the challenge has become how to communicate with a factory that is in the wilderness of the Far East or Africa (though we by no means want to sound derogatory toward any third-world region) from a swanky, domestic office in a G8 country, and how to assimilate and communicate multiple data points effectively into a unified operation on a single screen. In the manufacturing process, communication must take place Read More
Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

customs softwaree  clearing the goods from Customs for entry into the US? What were the taxes and duties paid, when were they paid, and how much? What was my expense to finance and carry the inventory? What were my liabilities to the supplier, and for all these services and fees, when did they accrue, when were they paid, were they paid on time? Were all these global costs captured and recorded accurately and timely, and then allocated properly to this particular product, so pricing could be set correctly? Did it make a pro Read More

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