The Jamaica Minister of Finance, Audley Shaw expects to increase revenues from the Jamaica Customs Agency by up to 40 per cent with the implementation of new measures aimed at cutting down corruption and under-invoicing. He plans to hold the Commissioner of Customs Major Richard Reese responsible for hitting that target. First of all, that's a bit unfair. Why? Because the government is setting an expectation that 2 recent technologies funded by the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) are going to help accomplish this, and that's likely not going to happen because....
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...
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
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: