UPS Tackles Trade Management for Customers

New Web-based tools from Brown are designed to help businesses navigate complexities of global trade

Atlanta — February 9, 2005 — UPS, a package delivery company and supply chain services provider, has announced two new Web-based trade management tools that are designed to help businesses better manage their customs clearance process for package shipments.

UPS TradeAbility can be used by international shippers to identify specific country tariff codes to calculate duties necessary for customs clearance; generate cost estimates for duties, taxes and transportation; and locate compliance information for 34 countries.

And Quantum View Manage, UPS's package visibility service, has been enhanced to help U.S. importers clear shipments into the country, audit cleared shipments for correct classification and electronically archive shipment data.