Beyond the Border: Single Window Initiative

Report
US CBP-CBSA
Beyond the Border Action Plan
Single Window Initiative
Transportation Border Working Group
Seattle, WA
April 18, 2012
US Speaker: Susan Dyszel, US CBP
CDN Speaker: Lori Gartner, CBSA
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Topics
• Beyond the Border Action Plan
• Single Window Definition
• Goals and Measuring Success
• Deliverables
• Benefits and Challenges
• Working with Stakeholders
• Next Steps
• Contact
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Beyond the Border Action Plan
Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security
and Economic Competitiveness
A Declaration by the President of the United States of
America and the Prime Minister of Canada
“…To preserve and extend the benefits our close relationship has
helped bring to Americans and Canadians alike, we intend to pursue
a perimeter approach to security, working together within, at, and
away from the borders of our two countries to enhance our security
and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods, and services
between our two countries. We intend to do so in partnership, and
in ways that support economic competitiveness, job creation, and
prosperity…”
December 7, 2011
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Single Window Definition
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Single Window Definition: A business to government
electronic environment where the trade supplies
transactional information required by the Federal
government only once to Customs and the information
is made available to the federal agencies that require it.
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A fully implemented Single Window, by virtue of being
electronic, will eliminate the necessity for the
submission and subsequent handling of paper
documents at the border.
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Both the US and Canada will be building their own
Single Window, one for each country, although
harmonization of data and processes will be a goal.
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Benefits
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Simplify, eliminate and streamline current paper
processes and improved border processing time can
lead to reduced import costs for trade.
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Ensuring consistent application of all government import
regulations and reporting requirements.
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Aligning with international standards for
product/commodity identification and processing.
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Reducing border compliance costs for trade while
improving border efficiency and contributing to the
health, safety and security of the public.
•
Develop common cross border vocabulary for trade
•
Foster better cross border agency relationships for
decision making
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Defining Single Window Success
A more integrated border process whereby:
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The United States (US) and Canada achieve an increased measure of
data harmonization for imports into both countries.
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Traders are provided with a single window in each country through which
they can electronically submit all information to comply with Customs and
other government regulations.
•
Departments and Agencies have the required electronic data to support
admissibility recommendations by their respective programs.
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Data requirements are converted to electronic form using Customs import
data collection mechanisms, minimizing the requirement for paper forms in
the import process.
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Improved trade facilitation and increased efficiency are achieved through
the use of electronic data interchange.
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There is an increase in the number of departments and agencies
conducting business electronically at the border.
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Deliverables
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Engage in consultations with stakeholder to determine the most
efficient and effective manner for collecting import information
(begin June 2012).
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Align US and Canada data requirements, where possible (June
2012).
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Develop technological enhancements to allow trade to submit
electronic data to comply with customs and other government
regulations for each country respectively (December 2013).
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Develop technological enhancements to transfer data from
Customs administrations to Participating Departments and
Agencies (PGAs) (December 2013).
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Dependencies
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Dependencies on technological infrastructure
– US CBP and the CBSA commercial environments are evolving
– Multiplicity of PGAs introduces complex technological challenges
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Extensive intergovernmental co-dependencies
– Demands a high level of participation and commitment from
Departments and Agencies in both countries
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Legislative, Regulatory and Policy changes
– Transition to electronic environment may require modernization of
PGA legislative frameworks
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US CBP
ITDS Initiatives Support the Single
Window
•
Three initiatives were identified by the ITDS Board of
Directors as crucial building blocks for the Single
Window:
– PGA Interoperability Web Services (IWS)
– Document Image System (DIS)
– PGA Message Set
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The technology to support these initiatives will enable
Trade, CBP, and PGAs to pilot projects to test
capabilities and begin reaping efficiencies.
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US CBP
Interoperability Web Services (IWS)
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Enables communication interfaces between CBP and
PGA systems to collect, process and share trade data
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Builds needed infrastructure for future implementations
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Uses the NIEM data model for data transfer format
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Provides data to the PGAs from PGA Message Set,
DIS, Entry and Entry Summary
– CPSC is first PGA to receive Entry and Entry Summary data via
the IWS interface protocol.
– 5 other PGAs are currently working with CBP to complete the
IWS process.
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US CBP
Document Image System (DIS)
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DIS accepts files of electronically imaged documents
currently submitted on paper, eliminating need for filers
to transmit paper import documentation to CBP.
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Submitted images are:
– Electronically processed
– Securely stored by CBP
– Available for review by CBP and PGAs
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Capability will benefit both CBP and the PGAs
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US CBP
PGA Message Set
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Builds the technology to electronically collect a
harmonized set of data required by the PGAs to
regulate imported cargo
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Adds additional inbound data elements required by the
PGAs to the major importer reporting messages using
the existing CATAIR format
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Accommodates the data needs of all the PGAs, rather
than having separate record sets for each
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Supports the collection of the Product Identification
Code and Intended Use Code
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US CBP
ITDS support for Single Window
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ITDS is working with the PGAs to:
• Publicize the PGA Message Set and samples for use to the
trade
• Develop pilot tests of the DIS for specific PGA documents
• Ensure that PGA business requirements are captured for Cargo
Release
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PGAs are beginning the rule making process to provide for
electronic data collection authority
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PGAs will be working to create samples of how the PGA message
set should be used to satisfy data needs to replace paper forms.
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ITDS Board is supporting PIC Pilots for selected commodities
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CBSA
Support of Single Window
• CBSA is working with the PGAs to develop:
– An Integrate Import Declaration for all regulatory
goods
– Pathfinder
– Commodity Identification
• Convert manual and paper-based processes to
electronic
• Improve technology and reengineer border
related processes
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CBSA
Integrated Import Declaration
• Implement the ability for importers to submit an
Integrated Import Declaration (IID) which incorporates all
import information required by the CBSA and other
government departments and agencies for regulatory
purpose.
• Improve the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) process
for release of goods by including all information/data
required by CBSA and PGAs for regulatory purpose.
• Align with the World Customs Organization (WCO) Data
Model and, to the greatest extent possible, to the data
collected through the US CBP ITDS.
• Eliminate paper-based process associated with border
related decisions as much as possible.
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CBSA
Pathfinder
• CBSA provides PGA programs with relevant commercial trade data
currently collected by the CBSA through the use of data extract files
in a timely manner.
• Allows PGA programs to evaluate current program needs
against the CBSA’s existing commercial data.
• Allows PGAs the ability to analyze and assess custom data
related to PGA program compliance.
• PGAs have the ability to communicate to trade any identified
issues or problems based on results from the compliance
analysis.
• Improving border related decision data through the IID will allow
CBSA to provide PGAs with more accurate and precise data to
assess regulatory compliance and border related decisions.
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CBSA
Commodity Identification
• In conjunction with the Harmonized System (HS) Code
requirements for the CBSA, enhanced methods of
identifying commodities will improve the Government’s
ability to pinpoint and assess regulated commodities.
• The CBSA will build on the work done by the ITDS
Product Information Committee to incorporate
commodity identifiers that:
– Are currently being applied in the supply chain
– Are recognized as international standards
• Consultations with the import community will be to
leverage existing standards.
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Working with Stakeholders
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Canada and the US will establish working groups with
representatives from the Trade community to discuss the
development of Single Window Initiative (SWI)
deliverables such as:
• Data requirements
• Improved Business Processes
• Outreach Improvements
• Commodity Identification
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Work together to make changes to the way business is
conducted at the border.
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Next Steps
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US CBP and the CBSA will conduct trade consultations
in the coming months in both countries.
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US CBP and CBSA along with PGAs will develop
strategies for improved information and integration at
the border.
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The CBSA and US CBP will communicate through
established forums on planned trade consultations.
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Questions?
• What do we expect you to do based on this
information?
– Be informed
– Volunteer to participate in upcoming pilots
– Applaud loudly
• Contacts for Single Window Initiative
– US CBP
• Susan Dyszel, [email protected]
– CBSA
• Lori Gartner, [email protected]
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