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Dutch based international company specialized in Customs & Trade Control is looking for a solution in the sense of an automated classification system according to Harmonised System standards (World Trade Organisation) and value validation.

Country of Origin: Netherlands
Reference Number: TRNL20190328001
Publication Date: 8 April 2019

Summary

Dutch company specialized in Customs & Trade Control supports clients with all customs- and cross-border handling transactions. Due to increasing e-commerce, the import flow of a variety of products from outside EU, mainly China, is growing and subject to customs regulations which is done manually. Therefore company is looking for an automated system for classification of goods and value validation in co-creation or as a partner in the frame of a services or technical cooperation agreement.

Description

Dutch internationally operating company with more than 170 years of experience and specialized in Customs & Trade Control with 20 offices in Europe supports its clients in the supply chain with all matters related to customs, Legal & Compliance and tax. 
The company has a wide network in strategic logistic hubs in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. At this moment there is an increasing flow of very diverse incoming e-commerce goods from outside EU, mainly from China. These products are applicable to customs regulations, which still is done manually and consequently is time and money consuming.
This company has spent many years in optimizing the performance of their custom process (clearance and broker transactions) by making it more efficient and effective along the way.
However, due to this growing flow of incoming non EU products, which are subject to custom regulations, the company wants to change the still manual customs procedure in an excellent automated system of value validation and classification of goods according to Harmonised System (HS) standards (World Trade Organisation). Resulting in more efficiency and sticking to delivery times will keep the company being compliant in a most excellent fulfilment of the custom regulations. As development of smart innovative technology is not part of their core business they need outside expertise to incorporate new innovative technologies or novel ideas to realise this.
Cooperation could be in the frame of co-creation or as a partner in applying new or ready-made solutions, matching with a services agreement or technical cooperation agreement or any other form that fits the purpose of this challenge.
The company is looking for start-ups, developers or SME’s and is open for all innovative solutions based on Artificial Intelligence, big data or smart data analytics.

This technology request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open innovation platform. If an organization expresses interest before closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform. After registration participants can browse free through other submissions and engage in discussions. All submissions will get feedback by the company on this open platform. The challenge closes on May 27th, 2019. Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential.
Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the SME's with whom they would like to cooperate in the development of a solution. Once the challenge is closed, Expressions of Interest for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.

Expertise sought

The company is looking for innovative expertise in the field of an automated system of value validation and classification according to Harmonised System and is open for all innovative solutions based on Artificial Intelligence, big data or smart data scientists. The company is willing to cooperate with a co-creator or partner in the frame of a services agreement or technical cooperation agreement or any other form that fits the purpose of this challenge.

Requested partner

The company is looking for a partner with innovative expertise and know-how in developing in co-creation an automated classification and value validation system and, or methodology. Company is open for all solutions in disciplines like Artificial Intelligence, big data, data science, research, development and so on.

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