Managing the flow of goods across land and sea borders poses major challenges as well as growing security concerns for government agencies and businesses.
Creating smoother transitions at borders
Any imported container or pallet could potentially threaten consumer safety because of counterfeiting, smuggling, infestation or terrorism. But which are the shipments to target for screening by customs officials?
Our standards provide clear information about your products to help border officials speed up their evaluations. They can view data from any point in your supply chain and use it to make prompt and well-informed decisions about where best to focus their time and attention.
GS1 has a long-term relationship with the World Customs Organization (WCO). Since 2005, GS1 and its MOs have worked with the WCO and governments to develop and pilot how GS1 Standards can support Border Proceedure Management processes. Today, from the Asia Pacific Rim to North America, more and more Customs and OGAs are collaborating with industry partners and their local GS1 MOs to implement GS1 Standards – and getting favourable results.