Modules

Special Procedures

Save on duty costs with automated, inventory-managed Special Procedures, like Customs Warehousing, Inward Processing, Outward Processing, and Temporary Storage.

How it works

To promote economic activity, many countries offer the possibility of suspending or drawing back customs duties by means of authorisations for the storage and processing of goods. These authorisations are called ‘Special Procedures’ in the Union Customs Code (UCC) and include Inward Processing Relief (IPR), Outward Processing Relief (OPR), Customs Warehousing (CWH), End Use, Temporary Storage, Temporary Admission, and VAT Warehousing.

 

While Special Procedures can provide significant cost savings, advanced administration capabilities are required in order for customs authorities to grant authorisations. This includes keeping real-time records of stock balances and providing reporting to customs authorities—tasks that require a software solution to effectively manage. The CAS Special Procedures module is a fully compliant digital solution that allows you to implement and manage the most complex Special Procedures and produce the required reports and declarations at the touch of a button. Details such as keeping track of free and bonded stocks, stock movements, and stock records per authorisation and storage location are tracked and documented,
satisfying the requirements of customs authorities.

 

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Benefits

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Cost savings

Take advantage of special duty regimes that allow you to store, temporarily use, process, or repair your goods and get either suspension or partial or complete relief from import duty. The use of Special Procedures can be particularly beneficial for companies dealing with processing, distribution, and other manufacturing activities that are subject to high duty rates.

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Advanced administration

CAS supports the additional administration requirements of customs authorities in order to obtain authorisations and use Special Procedures, including:

  • Delivery of chronological recording of the products to be processed to the processor 

  • Conversion statements from unprocessed to processed 

  • Statement sheets with a comparative view of the respective quantities of imported goods versus those re-exported after processing to track the imported and exported stock balances 

  • Stock records kept up to date in real time, reflecting the situation on the ground

  • Detailed reporting to customs authorities

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Assured compliance

CAS is the only digital customs solution of its kind, with legal content built in. C4T’s customs experts keep CAS up to date with changes to customs law, so you are always in compliance. Our functionality is continuously evolving, making CAS smarter. Write-off rules in CAS, for example, allow you to configure which type of stock is picked first, so you can make the best choices for your business.

Features

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Automation

Automation

CAS automatically selects stock records, proposes the appropriate customs procedure to discharge the authorisation, and triggers the appropriate declaration.

Reporting

Reporting

Instantly produce the reports and declarations required by customs authorities at the touch of a button to meet administrative obligations and demonstrate compliance.

Optimisation

Optimisation

CAS automates the selection of free goods, bonded goods, or Union goods based on duty advantages, saving costs, and maximising profits.

Data sharing

Data sharing

Share data, status updates, and other events with business partners and other systems that are integrated with CAS.

Integration

Integration

The Special Procedures module integrates directly with your WMS or ERP system via APIs for receiving movements of articles or Bills of Materials (BOMs).

Automation

Automation

CAS automatically selects stock records, proposes the appropriate customs procedure to discharge the authorisation, and triggers the appropriate declaration.

Reporting

Reporting

Instantly produce the reports and declarations required by customs authorities at the touch of a button to meet administrative obligations and demonstrate compliance.

Optimisation

Optimisation

CAS automates the selection of free goods, bonded goods, or Union goods based on duty advantages, saving costs, and maximising profits.

Data sharing

Data sharing

Share data, status updates, and other events with business partners and other systems that are integrated with CAS.

Integration

Integration

The Special Procedures module integrates directly with your WMS or ERP system via APIs for receiving movements of articles or Bills of Materials (BOMs).

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about how customs Special Procedures work and how CAS supports them? Here are some answers to common questions.

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How does CAS maintain the administration for Inward and Outward Processing?

IPR/OPR administration in the CAS solution is accounting-based (record keeping). Stock records for Special Procedures are based on movements derived from customs declarations and received from the ERP or WMS source system. These stock records, housed in CAS, are the basis for reporting to customs authorities. 

Is Special Procedures management integrated uniformly for all active countries? 

Yes. The Special Procedures module is linked to the Declarations and Master Data modules, including the corresponding customs authorisations. The Special Procedures module covers all legal and administrative requirements for Customs Warehousing, Inward Processing, Outward Processing, End Use, Temporary Admission, and Temporary storage.  

How does CAS manage the stock records and how do you ensure they reflect the on-ground situation? 

The Special Procedures module has extensive recordkeeping, reporting, and duty optimisation capabilities. Stock records for Special Procedures are based on a combination of movements derived from your customs declarations and from movements directly received from your ERP or WMS source system.  Additionally, for processed products, the required composition of materials can be ingested in CAS with different types of messages, typically based on Bill of Materials or Production Orders. 

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