The solution for an optimised supply chain and trade compliance
Using analytics to detect breaches and optimise customs activities, Trade Activator is the solution for businesses to reduce customs/customs spend, limit risk and make better plans for the future.
Companies lose 10% of their total customs expenditure due to over-assessments, inefficiencies and fines.
The majority of international trading companies have difficulties in dealing with customs processes due to the complexity of the customs procedure.
We follow a transparent and logical approach to analysis
With our managed service, you only have to do a minimum of work. All you have to do is give us power of attorney to apply for your data from the customs authorities. We take care of the communication with the customs authorities.
Define object of analysis
The analysis of your customs clearance can focus on different content-related focal points and processes, specific importing countries, group companies and time periods. We define together with you what the focus should be.
Create a database
We obtain the analysis data from the local customs authorities or your broker or extract it directly from your systems. In doing so, we always have the best possible data quality in mind. This data is then structured for the actual analysis.
Carrying out the analysis
We analyse your data with regard to the predefined questions in all customs dimensions: In this way, we generate valuable insights into the use of preferential agreements, declared customs tariff numbers and customs procedures, flows of goods, customs duties paid and much more.
In this first evaluation step, we let the numbers speak for themselves. The analysis data is clearly presented in dashboards to provide valuable insights.
In the second evaluation step, we fill the figures with life: Can customs duties be optimised by using preferential agreements? Why are goods for non-EU markets customs cleared in the EU? The findings are prepared separately for use at C-level and for the working level.
In the Spotlight
Detection of infringements and optimisation of customs activities
You will receive an interactive summary of the most important results of the customs analysis as well as recommendations for management that can, for example, favour financial benefits and avoid fines or criminal sanctions.
Comprehensive reports on savings potentials
We provide you with a detailed report on possible results and potential savings as well as a summary of prioritised next steps for implementation for employees from the areas of customs, logistics and supply chain.
Trade Activator dashboards
Our solution gives you access to individual Trade Activator dashboards for customs managers, providing a view of the actual state down to document level
The so-called playground function makes it possible to include a large variety of factors into possible business decisions. In this way, you simulate how certain changes can affect import duties.
Price depending on data volume (including products and sourcing countries)
- Desired evaluation of paid duties and applied customs values/rates, sourcing countries as well as flows of goods
- Optional plausibility check of the customs tariff numbers and, if necessary, alternative proposal
- Possible add-ons include Sourcing Helpdesk, Classification Helpdesk, Trend Analysis