Clark, N.J.—April 3, 2013—QuestaWeb Inc., a provider of Web-based, integrated Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions, entered into an alliance partnership with Chihuahua, Mexico–based AduanaSoft Inc., a provider of IT solutions that automate Mexican Customs clearance and assure import and export compliance.
“In AduanaSoft, we found a company that operated using a similar business model and shared our penchant for excellence and customer service,” said Leon Turetsky, Chief Executive Officer of QuestaWeb. “Our system designs are highly complementary, thus facilitating seamless integration. AduanaSoft, like QuestaWeb, offers modular, Internet-based products; provides real-time database updates; allows electronic payment of pedimentos; and enables users to customize both the system and reports to meet their specific needs. It is an ideal match that will help promote the economies of both countries by simplifying cross-border transactions.”
QuestaWeb recognized Mexico’s status as a premier sourcing locale and growing manufacturing base. However, U.S. firms seeking to leverage the market advantages arising from favorable trade agreements and geographic proximity often had to resort to separate solutions for each side of the border. Unfortunately, efforts to comply with Mexican regulations frequently created bottlenecks because the documentation produced by piecemeal solutions was inaccurate or incomplete, overlooked regulatory changes or miscalculated tariffs.
Under the terms of the alliance, QuestaWeb and AduanaSoft integrated their software to offer a seamless solution for U.S. companies manufacturing in Mexico’s maquiladora industry and thus conducting trade on both sides of the border. The single system allows companies to benefit from the IMMEX Program, while generating all required documentation in full compliance with all the regulations of both governments. In conjunction with a soon-to-be-released solution for Canada, this alliance positions the integrated system as a global trade compliance solution for all of North America.
“Manufacturing in Mexico is all about cost savings and speed to market for U.S. companies,” said Eduardo Ramos, Chief Executive Officer of AduanaSoft. “Firms want to move raw materials/parts/components in and finished goods out as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, navigating the supply chain can create bottlenecks, especially when attempting to comply with Mexican regulations. In entering into this alliance, our two companies will optimize trade between the United States and Mexico assuring compliance, reducing costs and eliminating holdups.”
For more information regarding the partnership or the trade solution, both QuestaWeb and AduanaSoft will be present in booth #412 at the 39th Annual Conference of the National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFFAA) in Rancho Mirage, Calif. from April 7th to 10th.