Trade Facilitation Platform

Our Trade Facilitation Platform (TFP) encapsulates over 30 years of domain expertise and global best practices. TFP synergises processes among customs, government agencies and the trade community for maximum integration, interoperability and efficiency. TFP’s open and flexible architecture enables governments around the world to scale implementation according to their readiness.


Core Applications

  • Single Window (SW)

  • Customs Management System (CMS)

  • Free Trade Zone Management

  • Permits and Licenses (P&L)

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Single Window (SW)

  • Intelligent one-stop facility for information exchange between traders and government agencies – complexity, time and costs involved in fulfilling trade compliance are reduced through a one-time submission of information and/or documents via a single entry point.
  • Manages and harmonises complex data on a unified platform to build accurate risk assessments on cargoes and border management and foster quality compliances.
  • Single Window has been implemented  in more than 20 countries worldwide, with the world’s first in Singapore.
  • Global best practices and international standards (WCO, UNEDIFACT, IATA, UNESCAP) are applied.
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Customs Management System (CMS)

  • Electronically manages every aspect of customs clearance processes – such as imports, exports, transshipments, transits, warehousing and more – based on the relevant legislation.
  • Optimises the efficiency of customs administration and use of customs resources by automating all aspects in customs operations (over 25 customs modules).
  • Facilitates effective risk assessments by utilising traditional rules-based approaches and cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence – speeding up customs clearance and strengthening revenue collection.
  • Provides a robust valuation module based on WTO guidelines and utilising historical analysis and machine learning for verifying declared goods value.
  • Provides strong audit capabilities, security, track-and-trace and complete features of a modern customs system.
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Free Trade Zone Management

  • One-stop service for timely and accurate collection of FTZ operations and security information to enhance efficiency.
  • Streamlines documentation processes to reduce costs and allow businesses operating in the FTZ to efficiently exchange information with various government agencies and the FTZ authority.
  • Streamlines documentation processes to reduce costs and allow businesses operating in the FTZ to efficiently exchange information with various government agencies and the FTZ authority.
  • Seamlessly integrated with the customs system to exchange timely and accurate information on bonded cargoes.
  • Supports and facilitates multiple and different FTZs.
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Permits and Licenses (P&L)

  • Enables the electronic application, approval and issuance of permits and licenses for government agencies involved in the trade ecosystem.
  • Provides trading communities with a robust, common front-end an easy-to-use interface to obtain electronic approvals from various government agencies.
  • Interconnects all government agencies to share and exchange information.
  • Provides a powerful, cutting- edge risk assessment platform to minimise inspections and enhance clearance.
  • Enables quick on-boarding of other government agencies by providing a platform with easily configurable processes, data elements, nomenclature and data formats.

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Single Window (SW)

  • Intelligent one-stop facility for information exchange between traders and government agencies – complexity, time and costs involved in fulfilling trade compliance are reduced through a one-time submission of information and/or documents via a single entry point.
  • Manages and harmonises complex data on a unified platform to build accurate risk assessments on cargoes and border management and foster quality compliances.
  • Single Window has been implemented  in more than 20 countries worldwide, with the world’s first in Singapore.
  • Global best practices and international standards (WCO, UNEDIFACT, IATA, UNESCAP) are applied.

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Customs Management System (CMS)

  • Electronically manages every aspect of customs clearance processes – such as imports, exports, transshipments, transits, warehousing and more – based on the relevant legislation.
  • Optimises the efficiency of customs administration and use of customs resources by automating all aspects in customs operations (over 25 customs modules).
  • Facilitates effective risk assessments by utilising traditional rules-based approaches and cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence – speeding up customs clearance and strengthening revenue collection.
  • Provides a robust valuation module based on WTO guidelines and utilising historical analysis and machine learning for verifying declared goods value.
  • Provides strong audit capabilities, security, track-and-trace and complete features of a modern customs system.

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Free Trade Zone Management

  • One-stop service for timely and accurate collection of FTZ operations and security information to enhance efficiency.
  • Streamlines documentation processes to reduce costs and allow businesses operating in the FTZ to efficiently exchange information with various government agencies and the FTZ authority.
  • Streamlines documentation processes to reduce costs and allow businesses operating in the FTZ to efficiently exchange information with various government agencies and the FTZ authority.
  • Seamlessly integrated with the customs system to exchange timely and accurate information on bonded cargoes.
  • Supports and facilitates multiple and different FTZs.

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Permits and Licenses (P&L)

  • Enables the electronic application, approval and issuance of permits and licenses for government agencies involved in the trade ecosystem.
  • Provides trading communities with a robust, common front-end an easy-to-use interface to obtain electronic approvals from various government agencies.
  • Interconnects all government agencies to share and exchange information.
  • Provides a powerful, cutting- edge risk assessment platform to minimise inspections and enhance clearance.
  • Enables quick on-boarding of other government agencies by providing a platform with easily configurable processes, data elements, nomenclature and data formats.

Add-on Applications

Can be implemented to any legacy system

  • Trade Visualisation System (TVS)

  • Advanced Risk Analytics (ARA)

  • e-Maritime Single Window

  • Trade Advisory

  • Cross Border Service

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Trade Visualisation System (TVS)

  • Aggregates large amounts of trade information from multiple sources in real-time and presents them in visualised data and reports for quick and easy analysis.
  • National trade data made available in a single repository, uncovering tremendous potential in visualisation, analysis and forecasting.
  • Displays key performance indicators and offers valuable insights, patterns and trends on potential bottlenecks and the complex relationships between stakeholders, so as to assist in strategic decision-making.
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Advanced Risk Analytics (ARA)

  • Incorporates Artificial Intelligence to provide comprehensive coverage of risk elements in the supply chain from multiple angles and enhance existing security and risk assessment programmes.
  • Utilises an efficient horizontal and vertical risk scoring approach for every consignment to holistically determine those that require further security assessments, checks and inspections.
  • Incorporates text mining, historical analysis and various deep technologies to complement traditional rules-based approaches and provide a 360-degree view of risks.
  • Enables the risk assessment to minimise false positives through continuous learning and feedback.
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e-Maritime Single Window

  • Manages vessel regulatory submissions based on the International Maritime Organisation’s requirements.
  • Enables the automation of vessel clearance by the maritime authority through e-submissions of statutory documents such as hazardous cargo declarations, vessel declarations, vessel certificates and more.
  • Speeds up port clearance and revenue collection with a one-time submission of maritime documents and online payments.
  • Provides an integrated platform for all government and regulatory authorities involved in the vessel clearance to collaborate.
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Trade Advisory

  • An intelligent and efficient trade advisory service empowered by Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation and Blockchain
  • Enables traders to make more informed decisions and have better control over their global trade operations, from pre-shipment planning to delivery
  • Provide traders more convenience in completing trade formalities
  • FTA Analyser– Prompts users of availability of FTA, along with the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate and preferential rate. HS Code search is made easier and more accurate as users can simply search using layman terms or upload a picture. The classification engine will provide recommendations through knowledge acquired from continual machine learning.
  • Route optimisation – Lets traders conduct pre-shipment planning as well as re-routing after being alerted of potential delay
  • Cargo Delivery Risk – Alerts users of potential risks such as severe weather conditions, port strikes, port congestion, etc.
  • Partner Discovery – Should change of route require new logistics partners, this function provides recommendation of freight services based on the service providers’ respective sentiment scores
  • The mobile version is empowered by Natural Language Processing (NLP) such that users can ask for advice in lay-man language on the go
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Cross Border Service

  • Enables local trade communities to orchestrate physical logistics, compliance and financing requirements of cross border trade in an accessible, predictable and easy manner.
  • Includes end-to-end compliance connectivity with an ever-growing global network of over 175,000 connected parties and linkages to 26 customs nodes across the world.

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Trade Visualisation System (TVS)

  • Aggregates large amounts of trade information from multiple sources in real-time and presents them in visualised data and reports for quick and easy analysis.
  • National trade data made available in a single repository, uncovering tremendous potential in visualisation, analysis and forecasting.
  • Displays key performance indicators and offers valuable insights, patterns and trends on potential bottlenecks and the complex relationships between stakeholders, so as to assist in strategic decision-making.

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Advanced Risk Analytics (ARA)

  • Incorporates Artificial Intelligence to provide comprehensive coverage of risk elements in the supply chain from multiple angles and enhance existing security and risk assessment programmes.
  • Utilises an efficient horizontal and vertical risk scoring approach for every consignment to holistically determine those that require further security assessments, checks and inspections.
  • Incorporates text mining, historical analysis and various deep technologies to complement traditional rules-based approaches and provide a 360-degree view of risks.
  • Enables the risk assessment to minimise false positives through continuous learning and feedback.

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e-Maritime Single Window

  • Manages vessel regulatory submissions based on the International Maritime Organisation’s requirements.
  • Enables the automation of vessel clearance by the maritime authority through e-submissions of statutory documents such as hazardous cargo declarations, vessel declarations, vessel certificates and more.
  • Speeds up port clearance and revenue collection with a one-time submission of maritime documents and online payments.
  • Provides an integrated platform for all government and regulatory authorities involved in the vessel clearance to collaborate.

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Trade Advisory

  • An intelligent and efficient trade advisory service empowered by Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation and Blockchain
  • Enables traders to make more informed decisions and have better control over their global trade operations, from pre-shipment planning to delivery
  • Provide traders more convenience in completing trade formalities
  • FTA Analyser– Prompts users of availability of FTA, along with the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) rate and preferential rate. HS Code search is made easier and more accurate as users can simply search using layman terms or upload a picture. The classification engine will provide recommendations through knowledge acquired from continual machine learning.
  • Route optimisation – Lets traders conduct pre-shipment planning as well as re-routing after being alerted of potential delay
  • Cargo Delivery Risk – Alerts users of potential risks such as severe weather conditions, port strikes, port congestion, etc.
  • Partner Discovery – Should change of route require new logistics partners, this function provides recommendation of freight services based on the service providers’ respective sentiment scores
  • The mobile version is empowered by Natural Language Processing (NLP) such that users can ask for advice in lay-man language on the go

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Cross Border Service

  • Enables local trade communities to orchestrate physical logistics, compliance and financing requirements of cross border trade in an accessible, predictable and easy manner.
  • Includes end-to-end compliance connectivity with an ever-growing global network of over 175,000 connected parties and linkages to 26 customs nodes across the world.
Single Window Mesh

 

The next generation in Global Trade Facilitation complements the increased convergence of interests between Governments and businesses. Single Window Mesh leverages on technologies such as Artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain to enable more private sector players to play a proactive role, moving the trade faciliration concept from one that is Government-driven, to one that is All-of-Community driven. It provides a platform where data at source in the trade ecosystem can be harnessed more effectively to facilitate and ease compliance processes. This further enhances cargo clearance, supply chain visibility and predictability.

Stay tuned for our Single Window Mesh pilot project with Kenya Trade Network Agency (Kentrade) to boost their National Single Window.
 

Strong track record of nationwide implementations

Our comprehensive product suite is offered as SaaS or on-premise. Expect seamless integration among various functional areas and stakeholders to enable a holistic approach to trade facilitation. Through an extensive 30-year track record, we have a proven five-step approach that promotes strong collaboration among all stakeholders for the smooth implementation of a nationwide mission-critical system.

Faster implementation

From tender award to the first transaction through Single Window with various government agencies onboard, the implementation can be completed in less than 12 months.

  • Product implementation uses a ready-to-be-deployed product, proven reference model and consultative process.
  • Rich Internet Application Framework provides one of the finest modern user experiences to ensure faster adoption and onboarding.
  • Open and agile architecture enables further deployment in functional areas and simplifies integration with external systems.

Empowerment

We facilitate agile implementation and responses to changes in policies by externalising business rules and allowing users to easily implement changes. Users can enhance deployed modules and customise the system anytime and adapt to changes quickly. Single product-base also lowers maintenance costs while self-service capabilities reduce operating costs.

Always pushing boundaries

TFP comes with many pre-built business functionalities based on best practices and international standards. We continuously upgrade our technology to align with the ever-changing trade landscape. TFP is supported by deep technologies like Artificial Intelligence for data transformation and analysis, and blockchain for data authenticity. We prioritise efficiency and effectiveness by simplifying and harmonising data, and improving interconnectivity across the trade community.

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