WATERLOO, Ontario, March 28, 2016 -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that John S. James Co., a leading freight forwarder and customs house broker, is using Descartes' custom house broker solution to ensure compliance with the March 31, 2016 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deadline for mandatory use of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for certain entry types.
ACE is the U.S. government's single window to trade that enables businesses to better communicate to CBP and Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) through a centralized platform. CBP announced that select entries and entry summaries through ACE are required beginning March 31, 2016. Specifically, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for Lacey Act compliance and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data associated with the mandated ACE entry filings are required by the March 31, 2016 deadline.
"As a premier provider of brokerage and freight forwarding services, we are constantly striving to deliver services that extend our value to our customers and help ensure that their goods flow seamlessly despite changing regulatory requirements," said Myra Reynolds, Corporate Compliance Manager at John S. James Co. "With Descartes, we're ready to meet new ACE compliance mandates as they come into effect. In addition to the ACE enhancements, we're also pleased with the complementary offerings from Descartes. Services such as denied parties screening and global trade content support our ability to deliver a comprehensive and differentiated service experience by helping our clients vet potential trading partners and minimize the duties and tariffs they pay."
John S. James has a long history with Descartes and uses a number of Descartes solutions. The Descartes OneView™ Customs House Broker solution helps John S. James manage its customs entries for compliance with ACE. Descartes OneView™ Forwarder Enterprise streamlines John S. James' management of complex transportation and financial processes for inbound and outbound shipments across multiple modes of transport. Descartes MK Denied Party Screening™ allows John S. James to be able to screen its customers' supply chain participants against a comprehensive international database of denied, sanctioned or restricted parties. The Descartes Customs Info™ solution for global trade content provides the company with access to the world's largest repository of classification data, duties, taxes, customs rulings and regulations.
"We are pleased that John S. James Co. is able to offer value-added services to its global customer base leveraging multiple Descartes solutions," said George Manolis, Vice President, Product Management, Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems at Descartes. "Our solutions are designed to help logistics service providers, like John S. James, extend their capabilities and keep pace with changing regulations."
About John S. James Co.
John S. James Co. was founded in 1941 in Savannah, Georgia. Now in its 75th year, the company continues its mission to offer personalized service to the international transportation community. John S. James Co. is a leader in the international freight forwarding and customs brokerage industries. John S. James Co. maintains partnership agreements with a multitude of companies both in the United States and around the globe, allowing shipments to be handled from all international ports. The company provides unmatched expertise in the handling of customs document preparation and cargo coordination in the international arena. Please visit http://www.johnsjames.com for more information.
Descartes (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, cloud-based solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.