|Yao-Hua Tan, Professor |
Free University Amsterdam, The Netherland
Fred van Ipenburg
Dutch Tax and Customs, The Netherland
Stefan Klein, Professor
University College Dublin, Ireland & Universität Münster, Germany
Kari Korpela, Project Manager
eBusiness Development Lappeenranta Innovation, Finland
Rob Meerman, Associate Partner
IBM Business Consulting, The Netherland
The EU and national governments are faced in international trade with cross-border security concerns and international (economic) crime. It is vital to obtain timely information about business transactions. However, this customs information gathering is very costly for companies. Therefore, finding the right balance between control and costs of information gathering is the key to increase competitiveness of companies. ITAIDE is an integrated project funded by the IST 6th Framework Programme of the EU in which a methodology will be developed for introducing e-Customs to address these goals. The methodology consists of three elements: identification of Pan-European interoperable standards, redesign of customs procedure and network collaboration models to solve conflicting interests of stakeholders and create political support from national and international governmental organisations (e.g. EU, UN/CEFACT, World Customs Organization). Existing best practices in inter-organizational information sharing based on electronic documents, such as e-Invoicing and various national e-Customs projects, will be discussed. Reusing best practices and deploying them to the new European countries is a key outcome of this project.
Yao-Hua Tan will chair the workshop and introduce ITAIDE.
Stefan Klein will elaborate on the Network research challenges for e-Government adoption.
Kari Korpela will discuss the challenges of introducing e-Invoicing and e-Customs in the Finnish Paper industry.
Rob Meerman will discuss state-of-the art innovative IT solutions for container security and e-Customs, and illustrate how to apply it for e-Customs in the Beer Brewery industry.
Fred van Ipenburg will explain how the e-Customs solutions in these case studies relate to the long-term strategic objectives for e-Customs of the EU and the World Customs Organization, and how to generalize the case study results beyond the ITAIDE consortium.
While discussion will be instigated by the workshop members, the nature of the workshop is to encourage and moderate the exchange of experience and perspectives between the presenters and the audience. This workshop is expected to contribute to policy agendas and will reflect on good practices in developing e-Customs.