Colruyt Group is a major player in Europe's retail network. Descartes is a provider of global trade compliance and supply chain execution services.
The EMCS is part of the European Union's (EU) multi annual strategic plan program to implement electronic customs in the EU to monitor movements of excise goods that have not yet been released for consumption.
Since January 1, 2011, information on shipments between different EU member states must be filed electronically by EMCS standards.
Colruyt chose Descartes' EMCS declaration module to help it comply with EU regulations on movements between EU member states of excise goods under duty suspension. Descartes' EMCS declaration module manages both arrival and departure filings for excise goods for multiple EU member states.
The solution offers additional features that maximize the return on investment, such as seamless integration with existing information technology environments and multi-country filing capabilities, allowing for a more efficient process.
This new agreement strengthens the relationship between Descartes and Colruyt Group. Colruyt Group is already using a Descartes mobile resource management solution to optimize route planning and simulate distribution alternatives.
Kenneth De Neve, project manager of Colruyt Group, said: â€œColruyt Group has made significant investments in new technologies to align its operations with evolving compliance requirements. Descartes is unique in its integrated and professional approach to optimizing compliance requirement processes.â€
Cindy Yamamoto, senior vice president of trade compliance at Descartes, said: â€œWe are excited to expand our relationship with Colruyt Group. Our EMCS solution helps Colruyt create transparency and efficiency throughout its supply chain processes and provides one solution for multi-country filings by Colruyt's different wholesale entities.â€
Will the solution better manage Colruyt's electronic declarations for excise shipments?
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