For a long time, customs handling was heavily associated with paperwork. Today, to expedite and facilitate the process of searching and evaluating different documents, a move to electronic documents has started. The huge growth of e-commerce has led to a significant increase in the number of customs declarations issued at the customs. Due to this significant increase, applying intelligent solutions to ensure the effective analysis of information and reduce data processing costs and risk is essential.
Unfortunately, the information of the cargoes shipped to the customs is often inaccurate and also it is possible that some Changes be made on the cargo during the transportation process, so their information will not match to the input customs declarations. This all will slow down the logistics process.
In order to improve the efficiency of customs inspection in the supply chain, logistics, and transportation and reduce border control by customs, currently, a global blockchain platform is provided for digitalizing global commerce, sharing information and documents, and automating data analysis.
Using GS1 standards and identification keys in this platform could be effective in simplifying the identification of goods, corresponding the received shipment with the declared cargo and tracing transportation process. Therefore, in this section, the latest experiences and achievements of GS1 member organizations on using standards to digitalize customs operations will be discussed.