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Press Release: GeTS helps GEODIS to simplify cross-border trade declarations and customs connectivity through CALISTATM

Published: May 2020

26th May 2020 – Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company, announced the onboarding of GEODIS Regional HQ – Asia Pacific (GEODIS), a global supply chain operator on CALISTATM, a platform that enables the orchestration of logistics, compliance and financial activities seamlessly, securely and smartly.

Newspaper press release

With CALISTATM Compliance, GEODIS is able to simplify cross-border trade declaration process by automating its Customs declarations and documentation. By integrating its system with CALISTATM, trade data is processed, transformed and mapped according to in-country compliance requirements automatically with export declaration in origin country and import declaration in destination country populated based on Customs regulatory formats and submitted to the respective Customs authorities. CALISTATM Compliance eliminates the hassle of having to prepare documents in different in-country regulatory formats, resulting in improved productivity and reduced human errors while providing full visibility of the cross-border shipments and documentation.

Onno Boots, GEODIS’ CEO for Asia Pacific shared: “CALISTATM is one of our digital initiatives to drive greater efficiency in our customs declaration process. By integrating CALISTATM with our core system, we simplify administrative and back office processes. This is in line with our drive to continuously improve our service to our customers, leading to better transit times for our customers.”

Chong Kok Keong CEO of GeTS said: “We are delighted to have GEODIS onboard CALISTATM, leveraging on our platform to achieve seamless and accurate fulfilment of Customs compliance documentation requirements across various countries. This is particularly relevant in the current context as supply chains are under strain due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Adherence to changing regulatory requirements and access to Customs connectivity are crucial to minimise supply chain disruption. Using CALISTATM, GEODIS can better ensure timely and accurate submission of trade declarations and permits, thus facilitating cross-border freight activities and expediting the release of goods.”

GEODIS can tap on CALISTAsTM global connectivity to more than 60 Customs nodes to fulfil their compliance requirements. Currently, GEODIS is using the service for trade integration and declaration to Thailand, with Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia in the near future.

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