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New group to study trade facilitation

[ February 10, 2017   //   ]

French Customs, the HAROPA ports group, port community system SOGET and ISEL University of Le Havre Normandy, have joined forces to create TRAFIS LAB, an applied research laboratory on trade facilitation, digital customs and logistics.

They have initiated a Scientific Interest Group to host a public-private partnership which will welcome researchers and private stakeholders from around the world.

According to Jean-Michel Thillier, deputy director general of French Customs: “The environment in which the world trade of goods, and consequently, in which the Customs administrations have to work, is complex and shaped by very diverse expectations. Among the latter, one can mention the growing requirements of the society in terms of security, public health and environment or the expectations of the economic private stakeholders in favour of increased fluidity of licit trade”.

Port of Le Havre director-general Hervé Martel, added: “Beyond a mere port service; customers are looking for a thorough and competitive solution customers are looking for a thorough and competitive solution. TRAFIS LAB will enable a collaborative approach with our industrial, logistics and shipowners customers, to digitalise Port logistics. TRAFIS LAB prepares our future within the scope of the digital transformation in order to improve the performance of our port and logistics eco-system.”

 

 

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