AEDS - Automated Export Documentation System
The AEDS is the re-engineered procedure for exports automated document processing of Export Declaration (ED) using an integrated electronic document called "Single Administrative Document". The BOC Boatnote, PEZA Tally Sheet, the Authority to Load and the ED are combined into this one document. The System eliminates the need for signatures in the processing and approval of the Eds. The Approval is in the form of a barcode printed in an approved ED as the Authority to Load. The EDS is beneficial to PEZA locators/exporters for it speeds up the processing of the ED and minimizes the face to face contact with government offices.
AIP - Automated Import Permit
The Auto IP is an online application and approval of Import Permits issued by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. Locators submit an approved database of their importables, which is then used by the system to generate the approval. Import Permits are paid on-line through the e-payment gateway developed with the banks. The Import Permit is stamped with a barcode which is then scanned at the PEZA gate to signify the delivery of the goods to the zone.
E-Konek is an accredited Value-Added Service Provider of the Bureau of Customs for its Electronic-to-Mobile computerization project. As a VASP, E-Konek serves as the trading community's gateway to Customs; providing extensive validation of the customer's data input and calculation of duties and taxes payable before the electronic documents are actually submitted to e2m Customs.
E-Konek has the distinct advantage over other VASPs because it uses a connectivity protocol that provides for true real-time submission and receipt of response messages. E-Konek is also affiliated with Webb Fontaine Pilipinas, the company that built e2m Customs core application in partnership with Webb Fontaine Holdings of Geneva, Switzerland. This partnership has enriched E-Konek's depth of knowledge of the BOC systems, which it has translated to better systems and better service to its clients.
The following electronic documents are available in the E-Konek VASP:
1. CPRS Profiles – submission of CPRS applications by Importers, Brokers, Airport Warehouse Operators, Once-A-Year Importer, Of-Dock CY-CFS, and Surety Company. Renewal, regular Amendment and On-Line Amendment of CPRS profiles are also available in the E-Konek VASP.
2. Customs SAD – the generic e-document for entry declaration of consumption, warehouse, temporary imports, informal entry, exports and transit shipment.
3. Electronic Manifest – e-document for submission of manifest including bills of lading by the shipping line / airline and forwarders/ consolidators.
4. On-Line Release messages – for use by transit sheds. A software that enables transit sheds operators to receive, confirm and provide "released" advice to e2m Customs.
E-Konek has the resources to link its customers' internal systems to the VASP to eliminate duplicate encoding and to speed up the throughput time of the customs clearance process.
ETAPS - Electronic Transit Admission Permit System
E-TAPS replicates the success of the PEZA Import Permit system (AIP) for the freeports Clark and Subic. E-TAPS automates the application and approval of the Admissions Permit issued by Clark Development Corporation and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for inbound cargo to the freeport.
E-TAPS is the other half of e-ACTS, the facilitative cargo transfer system that greatly reduced the number of manual documents for submission to the BOC. E-ACTS uses the Single Administrative Document (SAD) as the transit declaration whose information requirements are also found in the Admissions Permits. The E-Konek VASP allows encoding of the AIP into the 2-in-1 format where the transit SAD is automatically generated from the Admissions Permit. This process eliminates encoding errors and ensures that the Admissions Permit and the Transit SAD are synchronized and properly paired.
E-TAPS on the E-Konek VASP, following the footsteps of AIP, uses scanning of bar-codes and SMS messaging to update the electronic document status as the shipment goes through the system control points.
TAFS - Trade Automation and Facilitation System
The TAFS project re-engineered and automated the Cargo Clearance Process for Admissions (import), Transshipment, and Exports in the Subic Bay Freeport. TAFS utilizes the same software as AEDS but the connectivity through the Internet is accomplished through DSL - VPN. Processing of Admission documents (Import Permit) is via remote lodgment and settlement of fees is through pre-payment. This system serves more than 300 locators, their brokers and forwarders in the Subic Bay Freeport area.