Descartes Launches European Union Customs Filing Readiness Program

Waterloo, ON — October 21, 2009 — Logistics solution provider Descartes Systems Group has launched its European Union (EU) Customs Filing Readiness Program to address the EU's pending filing regulations for imports.

In an effort to address the security and automation of trade shipments, the EU is introducing customs compliance regulations to standardize and automate its customs filings process. EU member states and the community have come together to form the electronic customs multiannual strategic plan (MASP), the goal of which is to provide the vision, objectives, strategic framework and milestones towards a paperless environment for customs and trade.