Foreign trade is becoming increasingly important and is the engine of growth in the economy due to the impact of globalisation in the fields of economics, politics and communication. Despite the many liberalisations in world trade, cross-border trade is still beset by numerous administrative and financial hurdles.
A functioning system of customs management is therefore indispensable for the optimisation and development of business processes and the attainment of additional competitive advantages. Here it is particularly important to ensure that processing is legal and complies with all the prohibitions and restrictions, as these are constantly being tightened and expanded.
Our software solutions support you in the processing of export and import operations, creating a forward-looking customs management system for your company. They help you to maximise optimisation possibilities and inform you about any restrictions and limitations.
Software solutions from FORMAT have been ATLAS-certified and include access to the IT solutions of the customs authorities as an integral component. The maintenance contract covers automatic updates with adaptations to reflect the latest legal requirements.
Electronic customs clearance replaces all written customs declarations and administrative files with electronic messages. This simplifies, automates and speeds up customs clearance and processing.
These rules affect all companies that import or export goods. The customs authority archives the data in a central location and makes it available to the following German agencies: ZORA [The Central Office for Risk Analysis], The Federal Statistical Office, The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control, The Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food, the audit services, the customs investigation services, BAFA [The Federal Export Office], and the tax authorities of the federal states.
All import and export procedures can be easily created using certified FORMAT software, thus securing electronic communication between the economic operators and the customs authority.
The modular structure permits integration with all other programs from the FORMAT product range. The software solutions can also be easily integrated into the corresponding main system, and goods data can be imported directly from the enterprise resource planning or merchandise management systems,
thus providing you with future-proof software solutions. Our software applications are fully certified for all currently approved modules.
Foreign trade is restricted to protect the interests of German foreign and security policy and the demands on exporting companies are becoming even more complex. Responsibility lies with a member of the executive management and should be considered as an issue requiring top-level action, as contraventions can have far-reaching consequences.
Every company therefore has the responsibility to check whether its products are on the export list in order to establish whether the company is subject to a permit requirement.
A further essential check is that of the various sanctions lists. Here it is necessary to check whether any of the company’s business partners (customers, suppliers, service providers, etc.) are on one of the valid sanctions lists. Certain end uses (e.g. military uses) or deliveries to ‘sensitive countries’ such as Iran, Libya and Syria may be subject to an obligation to apply for a permit. All these checks are designed to ensure that the supplied goods, software, technologies and the capital/payment transactions comply with the statutory regulations.
Our software solutions support compliance with the complex regulations for effective export controls.
The daily logistical challenges require each and every company to optimise its internal processes, since goods must be transported, stored and made available swiftly and efficiently.
Structured, functioning intra-company logistics processes guarantee flexibility, improve competitiveness and contribute to reducing costs.
Intelligent software solutions are extremely helpful to meet the key points of logistics: to deliver the right goods at the right time to the right place, to the right recipient.
Our software solutions have a modular structure and support you in your daily logistics processes. Our PTS Pack & Transport System provides you with a system for flexible shipping processes. The module can easily be integrated in our export system for worldwide exports.