While France may be well-known for its wine and cheese, the country is a world player in several other fields, including the machinery, aircraft, chemicals, automotive, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture industries. C4T has prioritised integration with France to simplify import, export, and transit declarations for this country that plays an important role in the EU economy.
CAS is a centralised, collaborative platform designed to automate regional and worldwide customs declarations quickly and accurately, future-proofing your customs compliance. A CAS subscription combined with our Managed Customs Services for declarations is about half the cost of collaborating with customs brokers. Do you want to save costs while increasing efficiency
The French transit system, NSTI, has been replaced with DELTA-T, the new IT system for transit declarations in France. All operators, country flows, and software providers have now switched from NSTI to DELTA-T. The XML data exchange format will replace EDIFACT messages in waves, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Have you adopted DELTA-T yet? C4T can help you secure the proper prerequisites and authorisations while you are onboarding with CAS.
Due to the short crossing, trade channels between France and the UK are heavily used. In order to expedite flows, French Customs has developed a concept called Smart Border, which pairs the bar codes of customs declarations with vehicle number plates before the ferry or tunnel crossing. French Customs has recently added a new feature: the logistics envelope. Because of this feature, traders can group multiple declarations together under a single bar code which the driver simply presents at check-in. Declarations can be updated until they are paired with the vehicle identification number. This is done through the SI Brexit IT system.
On the EU-level, TRACES NT centralises Certificates Of Inspection for organic products (COI), phytosanitary certificates, FLEGT licenses and Common Health Entry Documents for Plants and Plant products (CHED-PP). While integration is not available from TRACES NT, C4T’s Managed Customs Services can support the interaction with TRACES NT for seamless customs clearance.
With one single message, CAS simultaneously files an export declaration from the country of departure and an import declaration in the country of destination, combined with transit to ensure frictionless border crossing. In the background, our Legal Content team keeps CAS up to date with all the latest legislation for each country so you can rest assured your shipments will clear customs with the proper documentation.
Have you explored the cost savings available using Special Procedures like Customs warehousing (CWH), Inward Processing (IPR), Outward Processing (OPR), End Use, and Temporary Storage? The CAS Special Procedures module integrates with the CAS Declarations module to produce the declarations and inventory reporting necessary to claim customs duty and VAT savings allowed through Special Procedures.
CAS is built modularly, allowing you to start with Declarations functionality for immediate administrative cost savings and scale with value-added modules including Insights, Special Procedures, Master Data, and Origin Management that provide visibility into the totality of your customs operations and help reduce duty costs. Learn more about how CAS can help you join the next generation of customs.
An exhibit at the Louvre, on view until 13 December 2020, features stolen cultural treasures that were seized by French Customs to raise awareness of the theft and illicit trade of cultural property.