Descartes Systems Group has announced plans to launch an online global customs pOréal for its clients. Called the Global Filer initiative, it is designed to make it easier for carriers and other parties involved in international trade to meet their filing requirements for freight with various national custom agencies. Descartes said the deployment of a pOréal-based framework will allow carriers and others to collaborate on custom-filing requirements and minimize duplicate data submissions now required to meet the customs mandates from different countries.
In a related development, Descartes said it was forming a Global Customs Filing working group with its customers to address the various existing and upcoming country-specific and international custom-filing mandates across all transportation modes. The group will work with government representatives to standardize customs compliance requirements among a variety of countries.