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WCO SG Speech - Happening Now...Opening Ceremony of 2018 WCO IT Conference in Lima, Peru

WCO SG Speech - Happening Now...Opening Ceremony of 2018 WCO IT Conference in Lima, Peru

June 6, 1015am:  Dr. Kunio Mikuriya delivers an opening speech that touches on risk management and data sharing + border coordination between Customs and OGAs.  He also referenced machine learning and artificial intelligence as emerging technologies for Customs.

Interested in seeing a tangible example or demonstration of what that looks like?  Visit the TTEK booth #19 for a live demo!

The ASYCUDA Myth Part 3:  Where is ASYCUDA Millennium?

The ASYCUDA Myth Part 3:  Where is ASYCUDA Millennium?

Today we launch the next chapter in our series on ASYCUDA.  We hope you enjoy.  If you missed parts 1 and 2, they can be accessed here:

The ASYCUDA Myth Part 1

 The ASYCUDA Myth Part 2

In the last chapter, we discussed the findings of the UN Audits on ASYCUDA and UNCTAD in 2008 and 2012.  In this chapter, we discuss the plans UNCTAD had for ASYCUDA and why they never actually emerged. 

As requested by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in 2008, UNCTAD/ASYCUDA was asked to develop a strategy in regards to the development and roll-out of the next generation of ASYCUDA World branded as “ASYCUDA Millennium”...

The WCO CTS Myth - Part 1: Is the WCO Marketing with the ASYCUDA model?

The WCO CTS Myth - Part 1: Is the WCO Marketing with the ASYCUDA model?

The World Customs Organization (WCO) is blocking the technology providers from those countries who require and seek a robust risk management solution, by suggesting their Cargo Targeting System (CTS) as the only viable solution available.  No market awareness or survey is provided. Sure -the WCO will point members to the TEN network or WCO IT Conference, but it’s clear to us that members are shown all roads lead to the CTS…. especially when they are told it makes them compliant with WCO SAFE....

Day 2-3 WCO IT Conference - Dakar, Senegal

Day 2-3 WCO IT Conference - Dakar, Senegal

Day 2 included 4 extensive "Tech Talk" sessions with a ton of presentations on the subject of IT procurement and diverse technology solutions. 

TTEK was slotted In Tech Talk 3 which was delivered as....

June 2nd Dakar, Senegal: TTEK delivering "Tech Talk" at World Customs Organization Event

June 2nd Dakar, Senegal:  TTEK delivering "Tech Talk" at World Customs Organization Event

TTEK founder Chris Thibedeau is scheduled to deliver a "Tech Talk" at the WCO IT Conference in Dakar Sengal on Thursday June 2nd, 2016.   The presentation and discussion will be titled, "Optimizing Border Management Systems Through a Best in Breed Approach.”

Mr. Thibedeau will be making a compelling case on how...

Is the Future of Customs Modernization an Approach Using "Best In Breed" Systems?

Is the Future of Customs Modernization an Approach Using "Best In Breed" Systems?

I was recently pointed to this document by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA):  https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/tradfa_e/case_studies_e/escwa_e.pdf

While it's 5 years old, it still offers great insight.  Electronic Single Window (ESW) projects have become a major focus for many global customs administrations.  It's also taken a few years for the community of technology vendors to come up with suitable solutions that offer a good ROI.  "One size fits all" solutions usually offer one powerful and robust component, but

How ASYCUDA and a "Best in Breed" ESW can Work Together

How ASYCUDA and a "Best in Breed" ESW can Work Together

TTEK CEO, Chris Thibedeau was recently interviewed by the Cross Border Research Association.  He provides interesting insight and prompts provocative conversation around the Barbados Electronic Single Window.  Barbados Customs uses ASYCUDA World and Chris makes several interesting points of clarification on how a "Best in Breed" ESW can integrate and collaborate with ASYCUDA.  The Inter American Development Bank has funded the current ESW project which is currently being deployed by Chris' colleagues at PAE, A-T Solutions, and 3CE.  Here's the direct link:

http://www.cross-border.org/interviews/cbra-interview-with-mr-chris-thibadeau-on-the-barbados-electronic-single-window/