Friday, October 22, 2010

US Customs Tests Digital Imaging for International Trade

(Journal of Commerce Online – R.G.Edmonson)
Technology to reduce paper documents, streamline monitoring

Customs and Border Protection this week began testing digital imaging software in the International Trade Data System to deliver documents to agencies that participate in the ITDS program.

It is the first of a list of top-priority deliverables that agencies like the Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission said they wanted incorporated into the ITDS system, which is under development as part of the Automated Commercial Environment. Although the agency made no formal announcement, Customs officials said it was a “big step forward” for ACE. Read more here.