ImportGoGo makes customs clearance easy with innovative digitalized approaches
As economic globalization has entered a new era, China’s import trade has experienced strong growth, especially in recent years, which requires Customs to “examine more efficiently and release more quickly”. Therefore, Customs officials in different places have begun to actively update their management system in order to optimize the customs clearance process and improve the entire efficiency. At the same time, huge import demand also places new and more challenging requirements on the traditional customs clearance process.
Problems of traditional customs clearance services
Covid-19 has further manifested the low efficiency of traditional customs clearance services. To accelerate the industry’s digitalized upgrade has become even more urgent than ever. The problems of traditional customs clearance services are mainly reflected in the following aspects:
Too many steps and complicated procedures. Customs clearance involves many steps including customs declaration, inspection, taxation, and payment. Each step has its own rules and are closely linked with one another. Problems occurring in one step will affect the efficiency of the entire customs clearance process. Moreover, the policies of each port are not the same, and the issues that need to be handled are also different based on where the goods come from and to which port they will be shipped. All these have increased the complexity of operations.
Miscellaneous documents and easy to make mistakes. The documents required for customs declarations include an import contract, invoice (fapiao), bill of lading, packing list, certificate of origin, customs declaration form, etc. In other cases according to the goods’ category, it is also required to provide an import license, import quota, animal and plant inspection and quarantine certificate, etc. There are so many documents, and any improper operation or lack of experience will result in mistakes very easily, and thus affect the efficiency of customs clearance.
Low efficiency and slow speed. The low efficiency and slow speed of customs clearance has been one of the major factors that restrict the development of import trade. In addition, as an important part of import trade, the efficiency of customs clearance is directly related to the trade cost of enterprises. Low customs clearance speed not only increases import costs and results in fines, but also affects the downstream sales arrangements and customer experience.
ImportGoGo launches a new mode of digital customs clearance
Relying on the company’s rich experience in information technology, international logistics, port services and other fields over many years, and empowered by technologies like big data and artificial intelligence, ImportGoGo integrates the entire customs clearance process covering customs declaration, account settlement, invoicing, document management, etc. and creates a new mode of digital customs clearance, fundamentally solving the problems of traditional customs clearance services such as too complicated operations, low efficiency and high error rate of information entry, and greatly improving the efficiency of customs clearance.
Quantify document management and reduce error rate. With the use of big data management system, ImportGoGo carries out an intelligent classification of customs clearance documents, makes real-time document inquiry possible, manages files and documents in a systematic, standardized and quantitative way, and audit and proofread various files intelligently so as to improve the digitalized level of business operations and solve problems such as poor document management and high error rates in traditional customs clearance services.
Accurate customs declarations and optimized taxation solutions. Customs declarations, pricing and price assessments always cause a lot of worries to import enterprises. Inaccurate declarations may easily cast the companies into the state of being investigated and punished. In order to solve the problem, ImportGoGo gathers the data of previous customers and builds a price database of imported goods. So users can search the product price and tax number of similar goods in the database and use it as a reference, which will help them reduce the risk of making mistakes in the declaration process. As a result, the error rate is reduced and the customs clearance efficiency is improved.
Optimize port choosing and break regional limitations. In a digitalized approach, ImportGoGo builds a connection with the major domestic ports. It can recommend the most suitable port and customs clearance solutions to customers according to the characteristics of the imported goods, so as to realize a flexible choice of ports and customs clearance solutions. This largely smooths out the customs clearance process, improves import efficiency and ensures the downstream customer experience. In addition, with years of experience in port services, ImportGoGo is also very good at solving various “difficulties and miscellaneous problems” during the procedures of customs clearance, which really makes customs clearance easy.
Driving the new ecology of digital customs clearance
With the new digital customs clearance mode, ImportGoGo helps importers to carry out customs clearance in a more timely and effective manner, reducing the costs in the intermediate steps, and simplifying the paperwork required in the customs clearance process, making the whole process simpler, greatly improving customs clearance efficiency and saving costs.
For traditional customs declaration service providers, ImportGoGo can significantly improve the digital level of business, increase order operation efficiency, reduce labor costs, and upgrade service quality and customer experience.
At the second phase in the near future, ImportGoGo will further improve customs declaration services and related functions, create a one-stop digitalized customs clearance ecology that covers “customs declaration, warehousing, taxation, supply chain big data”, and strongly empowers import enterprises and import trade service providers.
A small step in handling digital customs declarations can drive a big step in industry transformation and upgrading. As an innovation driven one-stop import cloud platform, ImportGoGo will actively embrace new technologies, build a new ecology of digital customs clearance with industry partners, boost the digitalized transformation and upgrading of the industry, and make customs clearance easy.
ImportGoGo Supply Chain Management (Shanghai) Ltd
603 Building B, 188 East Jiangwan Road, Hongkou, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6148 7882