Assistance to UCC Transition

The Community Customs Code (CCC), which was adopted on 12 October 1992, has now been replaced by the Union Customs Code (UCC), which was formally adopted on 9 October 2013 but actually implemented through a secondary legislation in the form of a Delegated Act (DA) and an Implementing Act (IA) and its associated Annexes: Annex (Part 1/2), Annex (Part 2/2), Annex (Part 1/3), Annex (Part 2/3), Annex (Part 3/3). The UCC, DA and IA take legal effect across all EU Member States from 1st of May 2016.

Vivansa helps your Organisation turn the UCC Work Programme into tangible results.

The UCC Work Programme

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New Customs applications
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Years of Transition
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EU National Authorities involved

How we can help Authorities

National Authorities of the EU plan to undertake a major transformation of their Customs IT system over the next five years. This is how we can help.

The achievement of the full UCC implementation is a long and complex process with a lot of dependencies that highlights the usual challenges most of organisations are facing when it comes to align IT transformations to fluctuant business needs. As the IT environment becomes more and more sophisticated, these challenges are shifting towards questions of collaboration, complexity management and business continuity. They require the consistent adoption of best practices that are new (or that have been considered until now in an isolated manner), such as Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service-Orientation (SO), Master Data Management (MDM), and Business Process Management (BPM). Vivansa is involved for years in such challenging and complex projects, especially in the filed of Customs and its ecosystem, and applies those practices using the complementary skills of its collaborators, crossing the business and IT communities’ boundaries. All this makes Vivansa fully equipped when it comes to supporting UCC roadmap definition with the constant focus on avoiding usual pitfalls encountered by organisations facing similar challenges.

An important effort has been spent by DG TAXUD to codify the customs business processes in support to the UCC implementation. The initial objective was to document the business process to achieve a common understanding and define reference business models. While the UCC highly emphasizes the legal application of information technologies, it is relevant to consider these assets as valuable inputs to the implementation of the required IT systems. However, because the initial purpose did not target such final objective, a significant effort is still required to apply those business models to the specific context of a national IT development, addressing specific requirements and technologies. Vivansa has been strongly involved in the production of these models (using the Software AG’s ARIS tooling) as well as in their application in a specific context. Therefore, we can help you to take them on-board in a consistent and adaptive way, incorporating those artifacts in your development lifecycle ideally supported by EA & SOA best practices.

Get to know the ultimate ARIS experts

The Vivansa eCustoms People have a great advantage – excellent knowledge about business processes and deep expertise in the usage of the best tool for modelling them – ARIS. Vivansa is a Global Partner of Software AG, so you are on the very right place if you strive for business processes optimisation at your organisation.

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