Import Operations

Import Compliance Management Software

SMART MANAGEMENT OF IMPORTS

When importing goods, customs agencies around the globe hold the importer responsible for filing accurate data. The ability to validate preliminary data with the final shipment is the cornerstone of compliance.
OCR Import Operations streamlines the process of customs clearance, allowing businesses to focus on profit and growth and not waste time on process. Import Operations efficiently diminishes administrative burden and comprehensively assists in the management of all import processes.

Key Benefits

  • Manage end-to-end import operations consisting of pre-entry, entry, and post-entry processes with web-based enterprise workflows
  • Authorize customs brokers to manage filing or self-file with customs
  • Collaborate with trade partners to improve global supply chain efficiency
  • Document the organization’s reasonable care exercised when importing into the U.S., in accordance with the Customs Modernization Act
  • File electronically with U.S. Customs via ABI interface for ACE
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1. STREAMLINES THE IMPORT CLEARANCE PROCESS

File electronically to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Automated Broker Interface (ABI), through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Identify duties and fees, applicable trade program privileges, and documentation requirements with an Import Controls Trade Wizard


2. SECURE WEB PORTAL ACCESS FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

All parties to the import, including suppliers, brokers, freight forwarders, and the importer of record, must collaborate to record Pre-Entry, Entry, and Post-Entry activities to avoid discrepancies, maintain data integrity, and avoid errors


3. PRE-ENTRY PROCESSES

Automate import order maintenance, compliance check/verification, and balance tracking of orders and any relevant licenses


4. ENTRY PROCESSES

Facilitate self-filing by enabling cargo release through filing of Simplified Entry and mandatory 7501 Entry Summary filing with ACE and capture customs valuation methods


5. POST ENTRY PROCESSES

Automate cross check analysis of pre-entry authorizations against brokers filing data


6. MANAGEMENT REPORTING

Oversight of import activity such as extensive ad hoc reports, as well as Broker Evaluation/ Performance Metrics Report, Assist Tracking, Audit Reports, Order Activity and Balance Tracking


7. CUSTOMS AUDIT READY

Linked forms providing complete import document package relating to an entry