New Customs compliance system into production at LEAR Corporation UK

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BRUSSELS; March 31st, 2022 — After 14 months of intensive implementation work, Vivansa is proud to announce that a new Customs compliance system has been successfully rolled out into production at LEAR Corporation UK, the leading Tier-1 manufacturer in the automotive sector (car seats and electric engineering). This project (whose codename is ‘Qomply’) implements the…

HMRC – Transitioning from CHIEF to CDS: What impact on businesses?

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In August 2021, HM Revenue and Customs announced that the Customs Handling of Import & Export Freight computer system (CHIEF ) currently used to lodge import and export declarations will be fully replaced by a new system called the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) in 2023. “CDS is a key part of the government’s plans for…

About digitisation, digitalisation, and digital transformation…

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I have always been intrigued that buzzwords like “digitisation”, “digitalisation”, and “digital transformation” are interchangeably used in the literature, blog posts, and social networks, whereas they have different meanings. The consequence is that their usage often leads to absurd formulations such as “digitisation of trade compliance”. In the following article, extracted from some recent research…

EC launches new EU Customs action plan

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BRUSSELS; September 28, 2020 — The European Commission has today launched a new Customs Union Action Plan setting out a series of measures to make EU customs smarter, more innovative and more efficient over the next four years. The announced measures will strengthen the Customs Union as a cornerstone of the Single Market. They also…

LEAR Corporation UK chooses Vivansa to tackle BREXIT-related issues

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BRUSSELS; May 02, 2019 — LEAR Corporation UK, the leading Tier-1 manufacturer in the automotive sector (car seats and electric engineering), has mandated Vivansa’s experts to study the necessary alignments to be made to their Customs compliance processes to cope with the new legal obligations brought about by Brexit. This study is expected to cover…