Samsung SDS Displays Globally
Recognized UNI-PASS System

WCO IT Conference & Exhibition brings 400 global customs experts to Korea

The 2008 WCO IT Conference & Exhibition, held recently in Seoul, was an opportunity to take a look into what information and technology can provide to raise efficiency and improve security.
About 400 prominent foreign and Korean experts in customs and border management and IT business officials assembled for the conference and exhibition, which was hosted by the Korea Customs Service and World Customs Organization (WCO) under the theme "Integrated Border Management"at the Seoul Grand Hyatt Hotel from April 23 to 25. Among those on hand at the opening ceremony included WCO Secretary-General Michel Danet, KCS Commissioner Hur Yong-suk and Vice Finance Minister Choi Joong-kyung.
The exhibition, which coincided with the international conference, was held under the sponsorship of 14 companies including Microsoft, Accenture and Samsung SDS, who served as a corporate event sponsor, along with the participation of 15 exhibitors.
In particular, Samsung SDS demonstrated the globally-recognized UNI-PASS system of the Korea Customs Service. The company has played a crucial role in the birth of UNI-PASS by developing the EDI Clearance system, transferring the customs information system to a web-based system, and establishing a single window for customs clearance.
UNI-PASS is the world's first 100 percent electronic clearance portal system. It provides one-stop processing (Pass) of customs clearance procedures by unifying (Uni) export/import clearance, duty collection and drawback, tracking of bonded cargo and verification of export/import requirements in customs declarations.
The entire process of customs administration -- from export/import clearance, export/import cargo, collection, duty drawback, investigation and inspection to airport/port surveillance and passenger information -- is integrated into a single system.
Some 110,000 export/import-related organizations including carriers, trade companies customs brokers, bonded warehouses, customs offices and other government authorities, are connected in a single cyber community.
The system is a comprehensive network that provides swift, accurate information on cargo tracking in advance, allowing users to plan transportation, goods movement, delivery and clearance in the best way possible.
The benefits the system can offer include the fastest clearance system among the 169 WCO member countries; costing savings in export/import logistics; customized clearance for improving efficiency in trade and logistics; and shorter processing time and labor cost savings.
From a trade statistics system used in the 1970s to an automated clearance and web-based system, customs administration has developed into a ubiquitous environment system.
Samsung SDS took part in the IT advancement of customs administration by establishing an automated clearance plan and system in 1991. Since then, SDS has always been an integral part of the development of customs administration.
The company strives to set a new milestone for customs administration in the ubiquitous world and is committed to becoming a lasting partner of customs administration.
Established in 1985, Samsung SDS provides value-creating information technology services; business strategy and discrete IT and network consulting; packaged and customized application integration; hardware and software implementation and support; IT education; business process outsourcing; application and IT infrastructure outsourcing; and network infrastructure management. nw

The booth of Samsung SDS, which served as a corporate event sponsor of an exhibition that coincided with the 2008 WCO IT Conference.

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