air china cargo © Studioportosabbia
© Studioportosabbia

It’s taken a long time, but a plan to share data between customs authorities is being piloted between the EU and China. The first shipments have already flown from China to Schiphol in the WCO-backed project, called Smart and Secure Trade Lanes (SSTL). It should reduce lead times and customs procedures as well as increasing security, as the two customs authorities share their data on the lanes. The project makes use of a WCO-maintained encrypted data exchange platform.

Comment on this article

You must be logged in to post a comment.