Modules

Declarations

Automate your declaration filing, reducing shipment lead time from hours to minutes. The CAS Declarations module supports multiple declaration types in multiple countries for import, export, and transit.

How it works

Declaration filing is a time-critical process in the supply chain that is notorious for its complexity.  Because of differing rules, regulations, data structures, and communication protocols—even within a single customs jurisdiction like the EU—the task is often either outsourced to third parties, handled manually, or managed by disconnected local solutions. All of these alternatives are time consuming, error prone, and subject to high administrative costs.

 

The CAS Declarations module provides zero-touch, end-to-end automation for filing declarations, accelerating import/export time, ensuring compliance, and consolidating global customs management into one single system. Don’t you think it’s time to bring your customs operations in-house and gain access to the data you need to strategically manage international trade?

Recognised for our exceptional export results by the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Reynaers has a history of being at the cutting edge when it comes to exports. The automation capabilities afforded by CAS keep us at the top of our game, allowing for zero-touch declarations.

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Responsible Invoices, Export & Customs - Reynaers Aluminium

Benefits

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Fast onboarding

Fast onboarding allows you to get started with CAS without having to wait for IT resources to free up. While integration with our APIs is easy and intuitive, our fast onboarding capability allows you to upload customs shipment information from an Excel file directly into the CAS UI. Simply drag and drop your Excel file containing your typical invoice information into the CAS interface to create a customs shipment.

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Quicker customs clearance

CAS not only automates the creation and submission of customs declarations, our one-of-a-kind single message, double filing feature handles all the declarations you need for a shipment in one go. With one single message, CAS simultaneously files an export declaration in the country of departure and an import declaration in the country of destination, combined with transit to ensure frictionless border crossing. 

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Immediate ROI

With CAS, the cost per transaction is 10-20x less than using a customs broker—plus declarations proceed immediately, reducing shipment lead time to just minutes. A CAS subscription can save companies up to 90% on customs administration and bottom-line duty costs. Logistics providers have the possibility to expand and increase their revenue 10-fold with CAS’s comprehensive, multi-country functionality. 

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Future-proof customs

C4T’s Legal Content team monitors upcoming changes in customs rules and regulations for countries worldwide. This logic is built into CAS, ensuring that your declarations are compliant with the most recent legislation. Our customers rest easy knowing that their international trade is up to date with the current requirements of customs authorities, taking them through Brexit and beyond.

Features

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Direct Filing

Direct Filing

Automated submission of multi-step declarations directly to the customs authorities with the option to enrich or check your declaration data before submitting.

Visibility

Visibility

Gain access to customs data from all of your locations worldwide and review relevant KPIs via intuitive dashboards and built-in reporting.

Data Sharing

Data Sharing

CAS supports multiple user profiles, allowing you to grant access to segregated data based on user rights. Data can be easily shared with business partners and other systems.

Search

Search

Filter and search customs shipments by various attributes for easy retrieval and get real-time status on shipment and declaration inquiries. 

Integration

Integration

The CAS Declarations module integrates with your WMS or ERP system for uniform data across platforms. 

Scalability

Scalability

Our three-tiered pricing plus our modular approach allow you to land and expand, starting with the functionality that will add the most value and optimising as you grow.

Direct Filing

Direct Filing

Automated submission of multi-step declarations directly to the customs authorities with the option to enrich or check your declaration data before submitting.

Visibility

Visibility

Gain access to customs data from all of your locations worldwide and review relevant KPIs via intuitive dashboards and built-in reporting.

Data Sharing

Data Sharing

CAS supports multiple user profiles, allowing you to grant access to segregated data based on user rights. Data can be easily shared with business partners and other systems.

Search

Search

Filter and search customs shipments by various attributes for easy retrieval and get real-time status on shipment and declaration inquiries. 

Integration

Integration

The CAS Declarations module integrates with your WMS or ERP system for uniform data across platforms. 

Scalability

Scalability

Our three-tiered pricing plus our modular approach allow you to land and expand, starting with the functionality that will add the most value and optimising as you grow.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have more questions about automating your declaration filing? Here are answers to the most common inquiries we get. 

What data can be prefilled by using integrations and what manual intervention is needed to complete an import or export filing?  

CAS is designed to avoid manual intervention as much as possible. The declaration process is monitored based on exception management, where you only need to intervene in exceptional cases.  All master data types, e.g., commodity codes, additional codes, customs authorisations, and references, are pre-filled. For configurable data elements, you can opt to configure them in CAS or send them transactionally.      

How does CAS handle declarations for countries where direct filing is not yet an option?

In addition to direct filing to customs authorities, CAS offers broker management functionality. This allows you to provide declaration information to CAS that is then validated and sent to your customs broker(s) to complete the last-mile filing tasks. This broker management functionality makes CAS the only customs platform you need, taking care of your customs formalities by either filing them directly with the respective customs authority or by providing the information to a customs broker who will finalise the filing process.​

How does CAS automate import/export filing? Will the platform suggest a customs procedure for a certain flow? 

CAS supports inbound or outbound shipment data for direct filing with customs authorities. CAS will automatically decide the sequence of customs declaration procedure(s) applicable to the shipment that has to be processed.  This decision process is configurable with different parameters and is capable of coping with a wide variety of customs declaration procedures in different countries. Upon ingestion of the shipment data, CAS will automatically enrich this transaction with data from configurable decision tables as well as master data. This allows you to reduce the transactionally required data elements. It also alleviates the need to build customs logic into your WMS or ERP system. All customs logic is built into CAS.    

How do I calculate my declaration volume?

The following transactions are considered declaration items and are used to calculate your volume of declarations, which determines the license subscription fee for the Declarations and Special Procedures modules in CAS.

  • NCTS arrival notification  

  • NCTS outbound declaration  

  • EIDR declarations

  • Transactional import or export declaration   

  • Supplementary declaration (export, import)  

  • Port Community notification - inbound  

  • Port Community notification - outbound  

Simplify customs

Avoid errors, fines, delays, and inefficiency. Automate your declarations with CAS.