Kodak Canada Implements Vastera

Taps trade management solution to comply with Canadian Self-Assessment Program

Dulles, VA — May 20, 2003 — Kodak Canada has adopted a solution from software company Vastera to automate its participation in the Canadian Self-Assessment (CSA) Program for expediting the movement of goods across the country's borders.

As a member of CSA, Kodak Canada will enjoy the benefits afforded to participants in the program, including an extended grace period for the submission of documents and duty payments to Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, as well as simplified border crossings for shipments crossing with required documentation.

Kodak Canada is the first non-automotive company admitted to the CSA program.

Vastera said its solution allows Kodak to more easily satisfy CSA requirements. The provider's software directly interfaces with Canada's Customs and Revenue Agency systems.

The provider said that 40 percent of the current CSA-certified companies are using its software.

"Having the software tools to comply with CSA requirements became a top priority for our customs operations," said Larry Best, manager of transportation customs services for Kodak Canada, a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak. "Participation in the CSA program has allowed us have the ability to fast-track our goods across the border, reaching the end destinations quickly and consistently."

For more information on global trade management solutions and their role in supply chain security, see the Net Best Thing article in the upcoming June/July 2003 issue of iSource Business.