Freight News, Logistics

DHL prepares for US customs changes

[ December 11, 2014   //   ]

DHL’s Customs Brokerage teams have been helping international traders get ready for the US Single Window International Trade Data System (ITDS) announced last February. Businesses will file documentation with one government agency instead of up to 47 separate ones, says DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL.

As part of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Inter-American Network of International Trade Single Windows initiative, talks have also been underway to implement national single window projects throughout Latin America.

DHL adds that it expects many more customers to adopt its International Supply Chain (ISC) management service by the first quarter of 2015. It provides shipment tracking, management of purchase orders, real-time visibility of operational changes, enhanced customs visibility and early intervention if there are discrepancies. The retail sector was the earliest adopters of ISC, and now there has been a recent influx of interest among customers from the technology, automotive, life science, chemicals, and engineering and manufacturing sectors.

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