Trade Tech, a supplier of Web-based supply chain and transportation applications, has developed an online application designed to meet Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) new 10+2 rule's requirements. Known as Trade Security, the prototype application addresses the new requirements of 10+2 as the CBP makes final determinations on the rules. Trade Tech is also working with a number of importers, customs house brokers, and freight forwarders, both in the United States and abroad, on collaborative solutions that will merge the AMS and 10+2 requirements into a single process.
The 10+2 rule will require carriers to supply two of the data elements, including a vessel stow plan (vessel name-IMO number, vessel operator, voyage number, container operator, equipment number, equipment size/type, stow position, Hazmat-UN Code, vessel location, and load/discharge ports) and container status messages (equipment number, event, event date and time, event location, and vessel). The other 10 data elements are to be submitted by the importer or its agents 24 hours prior to loading the U.S.-bound vessel.
Trade Tech also has a variety of interface options that will range from XML with value-added service aspects, to full data input of all documentation on behalf of the forwarder or exporter. This includes capturing not only the bill of lading data, but also the commercial invoice and packing list information and making it available to the forwarder and customs brokers for final classification and submission.
Company: Trade Tech
Company URL: www.tradetech.net