STAY ONE STEP AHEAD
With CONEX, your questions have an answer. Our multi-faceted team combines the expertise required for all customs management needs. With such a team at your side, you can focus on your business while meeting your customs needs.
Our strength is in the combined talents of our multidisciplinary team,
committed to customer satisfaction and constant progress.
Through our critical and in-depth analysis of EU and national regulatory texts, we understand complex customs-related rules, how their details may impact your business and how they should be applied. Our team’s constant surveillance of customs laws guarantees that our duty management software is always up-to-date with the ever-changing rules, meaning that you remain compliant.
Whatever your sector of activity, whatever your industry (textile, food and beverages, automobile, energy products…) you name it, we’ve dealt with it! Importers, exporters, forwarders and carriers have all placed their confidence in CONEX expertise to assist them manage their trade needs. Our team is experienced in adapting to the specific profiles of each company, from end to end.
CONEX is a pioneer in the dematerialisation of customs procedures. Whether it concerns business software, databases or transmission and archive platforms, CONEX IT experts provide coherent, state-of-the-art solutions to customs dematerialisation and traceability issues. No IT configuration is too complex for our team, who enjoy the challenge of finding and implementing the right IT solution for your needs: SaaS, on-premises, fully integrated with proprietary software or user-friendly manual interface solutions: the best CONEX solution is the one that’s right for your business.
LINGUISTIC & CULTURAL
“When in Rome, do as the Romans”, except when CONEX can do it for you! Cultural and linguistic misunderstandings are common in international trade, which can waste time and create unnecessary problems. At CONEX our team is made up of talents from various continents speaking several languages, providing you with the support you need in our culturally diverse global village.
CONEX WORLD OF CUSTOMS
The requirement to align supply chain and customs data using global standards such as the WCO Data Model, EUCDM and UN/CEFACT Core Component Library and technological advances are fundamentally changing the way information is exchanged. In addition, many customs administrations are migrating from old systems to new to tackle these changes.
This has brought about much uncertainty and complexity for traders around the world.
Technological innovations are at the core of our business and CONEX prides itself with being a leader in secure
B2B and B2G (Business-to-Government) communication.
Our actions constist of seizing opportunities and positioning CONEX up-stream of European regulatory developments. We analyse the UCC closely and continually monitor its implementation. Our teams are regularly trained and updated on evolutions to the EUCDM.
The European Commission represents the interests of the European Union in its entirety, proposing new legislation and ensuring that it is applied correctly by Member States. DG TAXUD is responsible for and carries out the Commission’s actions in the areas of Customs and Taxation. Entering into force on 1st May 2016, the Union Customs Code (UCC) provides a comprehensive framework for customs rules and procedures in the EU customs territory. The EU Customs Data Model (EUCDM) is the model for Customs trans-European systems such as NCTS, AES, ICS and for Member States national customs clearance systems: a technical instrument that models the data requirements laid down in EU Customs legislation.
CONEX, REPRESENTING YOUR INTERESTS Participating at WCO events, with particular interest in international standards and the WCO Data Model. Defending the interests of our clients, the private sector in general and monitor future evolutions.
The World Customs Organisation (WCO) is an international organisation grouping customs administrations from around the world. It is at the origin of certain international trade rules such as the Harmonised System of commodity codes.
CONEX, ACTING FOR THE FUTURE Bringing our expertise to the implementation of the standards of tomorrow. Participating in UN/CEFACT projects such as Data Pipeline and the Single Submission Portal (SSP).
UN/CEFACT, international trade facilitation and dematerialisation organisation. “Simple, Transparent and Effective Processes for Global Commerce.” Its recommendations and standards are available for governments and operators to implement and benefit from.
HAND IN HAND Close relationship with HMRC regulatory and IT software development teams on current issues such as CDS implementation. Our in-depth understanding of procedures and processes means you receive optimal assistance with your declarative needs.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs responsible for the implementation and enforcement of customs and tax regulations and for the collection of customs duties and taxes in the UK. It ensures that cross-border regulatory procedures are implemented and enforced.
SELIS and CORE are EU-funded research and development projects investigating new and innovative solutions for a collaborative Supply Chain of the future. Working alongside ICT providers, research institutions and supply chain stakeholders from around Europe, CONEX leads the way in the use of international data standards and data pipelines for the facilitation of cross-border movements for legitimate traders. Read more about our actions : SELIS project in the 31st UN/CEFACT Forum
CDS & BREXIT... OF COURSE
In the UK, there are two current preoccupations for supply chain actors like you: CDS & BREXIT
Between a complex but essential mountain to cross on the one hand, and a moving target on the other, CONEX is working hard to enable you to face these coming months in total serenity, sure of a reliable solution in all circumstances.
CDS - Customs Declaration Service
CONEX has developed close relationships with HMRC regulatory and IT software development teams, through the experience of CHIEF-compliant solutions. We are on target for CDS implementation in accordance with the HMRC CDS TTMs (Trade Test Milestones) roll-out timetable. However, the latest news from HMRC is that some of the initially-planned deadlines will not be met. A new schedule is in the pipeline. “Watch this space!”
Our clear understanding of the UCC, HMRC customs procedure requirements and associated processes such as Government Gateway registration enables us to provide optimal assistance to our clients. The enormity of moving from CHIEF to CDS may seem overwhelming for UK traders and software service providers alike. With CONEX, however, you can rely on our experience of having migrated a large customer base to new customs systems in several EU countries: anticipating issues instead of enduring them.
CONEX is also an active member of the UK trade groups AFSS and BIFA.
The key to dealing with BREXIT is covering all the bases, remaining vigilant and acting fast. This is just what CONEX excels in. While we are all waiting for a final BREXIT outcome, CONEX is ready for any of the possible options: hard, soft or ‘no-deal’! You’ll need to be ready too, so if you currently trade with the EU but have never filed a customs declaration, our team can provide assistance in determining your business, IT and training needs, whatever the scenario. You can also consult the advice provided by HMRC in the event of a “no deal” outcome. Our advice? It’s now or never and later may be just be too late, so contact us now!
OUR SOLUTION IS YOUR SOLUTION!
The customs landscape is at the heart of our strategic vision and our solutions. We endeavour to be constantly tuned in to the ever-changing European and global customs scenes, creating a bridge between professionals and the customs authorities.
In doing this, we meet the expectations of customs operators like you, meriting your confidence and loyalty.
Whatever your customs procedure management needs, we’ve got it!
CUSTOMS via conex™, a complete solution catering for all customs procedures: Import/Export - CFSP (SDP/EIDR) - Special Procedures : Customs Warehousing, Inward Processing (IP), Outward Processing Relief (OPR), Free Zones, (FZ), Temporary Admission (TA), End Use - Transit (NCTS). >>>
Customs information a simple click away! Create your own personal declarant’s encyclopaedia by selecting the modules of your choice. TARIFF via conex™ with Harmonised System Explanatory Notes, Official publications (EU, GB, FR etc.), Classification Notice, Regulatory Surveillance, EU Customs Codes. >>>
SAFE via conex™ is the solution developed by CONEX to manage advance security declarations prior to the importation of goods into certain customs territories and countries. SAFE via conex™ enables the management of the following advance security declarations: European Union (EU/ICS), Japan (JP/AFR), Israel (IL/CRI). >>>
YOUR BUSINESS BENEFITS WITH OUR SOLUTION
CONEX delivers global solutions which make your organisation more agile.
Our expertise and knowhow mean your peace of mind.
♦ Adaptive solution that fits all trade profiles
♦ Customisation you need, we have already implemented
♦ Configurable to your company strategy
Improving information flow along the supply chain through data-entry optimisation and declaration automation
♦ Saving you time and money
♦ Ensuring your compliance
♦ Improving efficiency
♦ Enabling “Just-in-time” capabilities
♦ Making customs clearance a strategy for better return on investment
Cutting-edge solutions that are constantly evolving with your business needs
♦ User-friendly interfaces
♦ Interfaceable with any ERP system
♦ Data and transmission security
♦ SaaS or On-Premises options
♦ Easily integrated into your company IT environment, upstream and downstream
♦ Multiple message formats supported
Global solutions that make your organisation more agile
♦ Mirroring between exports and imports
♦ Automatic declaration scaffolding capability
♦ Real-time tracking of items for Special Procedures
♦ Single data submission for multiple customs formalities
♦ Reporting: KPIs, statistics, extracts…
Solutions you can trust
♦ Autonomous duty calculation capabilities, especially important in the absence CHIEF/CDS calculations
♦ Possible comparison of internal calculations against CHIEF/CDS outputs
Indispensable expertise through a multidisciplinary team
♦ IT knowhow and regulatory knowledge
♦ Real-time personalised support for all our solutions and customs regulations
♦ Customs audit services
♦ AEO status application accompaniment
♦ Administrative procedure assistance
By your side to accompany you throughout your customs projects
♦ Support and assistance
Turning regulatory changes into opportunities
♦ Privileged dialogue with customs administrations in the UK, Europe and around the world
♦ Efficient customs surveillance
♦ Keeping you up-to-date with regulatory evolutions
♦ Being astute and savvy means you stay ahead
Our database provides all the data elements you need in one place
♦ UK customs tariff
♦ Regulatory measures
♦ National and EU Additional codes
♦ Codifications: country, currency, incoterms, nature of transaction etc.