TATISc-mod - Customs Modernisation

By: Tatis  11-11-2011
Keywords: Risk Management, Customs Management System

TATISc-mod is a range of consultancy services created to accompany a client customs administration in the modernisation of its business processes. These services can underpin the implementation of a new customs management system (for example TATIScms) or can serve to diagnose and modernise more specific and specialised areas of customs activity (risk management, valuation and tariff classification, for instance). TATISc-mod is designed to fit around the client’s real needs, and can be tailor made to suit any customs business situation, whether in the developed or the developing world.

Broad-based modernisation services

A customs administration embarking on a programme of full modernisation of its customs business processes will benefit from our comprehensive assessment service. This is partly questionnaire-based and partly reliant on interviews in the country concerned. It provides a high-level review of the client’s existing practices (including law, administrative rules, procedures and their accompanying management framework), highlighting departures from international best practice and areas for improvement. Working with the client, TATISc-mod can then turn this review’s findings into an action programme for change. Where relevant, the Tatis team of advisers can provide assistance with funding options (eg from donors or by recourse to Public-Private Partnership approaches or a Build, Own, Operate, Transfer model).

Specific domain expertise

The TATISc-mod team can equally help a client administration to investigate options for improvement and modernisation in specific functional areas. Examples include
  • Release of Goods
  • Valuation of Goods
  • Risk Management
  • Border Clearance Procedures and Processes
  • Single Window
  • Customs Modernization Assessment
  • Harmonized Tariff

However, this list is not exhaustive, and our advisors can offer support and expertise in any customs-related procedural or business area. The review of the areas identified for investigation will be undertaken by the most appropriate method, as agreed with the client. But direct contact with the administration and its staff is likely to be necessary in most cases in order to provide the best possible advice. The output from this process is a set of recommendations for improvement. The TATISc-mod team can then accompany the administration, if required, in the implementation of change.

Our team of consultants is drawn from a pool of global customs talent. Our advisors have held high office in national customs administrations or regional or supranational organisations. Their understanding of customs business processes is profound, based on many years of practical experience. And the Tatis track record of successful implementation of its systems in Europe and Africa means that the recommendations from our advisors are rooted in the practical reality of making modern customs systems work in today’s complex global environment.

Keywords: Customs Management System, Risk Management,

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